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Optionally select/ignore raster images.

A - answer Since AutoCAD version 2013, the new variable FRAMESELECTION controls, whether a frame of images, underlays and clipped xrefs should be selected:

  • 0 - hidden frames cannot be selected
  • 1 - hidden frames can be selected

Set FRAMESELECTION to 0 for pre-Rel.2013 behaviour.

The variable PREVIEWFILTER may block frame display while selecting but the frame can be still selected.

With the combinaton of the variable IMAGEFRAME set to 0 you can setup that images cannot be selected while all other entities "above" them can be selected.

To select objects except images you can also use the LISP expression:

(ssget '((0 . "~IMAGE")))

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27.8.2012    4903×  

See also:
Tip 12361:Seamlessly connected images by irregular clipping in AutoCAD (or LT).
Tip 9363:How to hide the frame of a wipeout, embedded DWF or DGN?
Tip 3900:How to hide the frame of a raster image?
Tip 2494:Cannot select (and move) raster images inserted in a drawing.

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