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PaintSelect - select objects by cursor painting - paint selection.

A - answer The freeware utility PaintSelect for AutoCAD adds a new method of object selection known e.g. from 3ds Max or from Fusion 360 - selection by "painting" over a drawing with a pressed left mouse button.

First download the file PaintSelect.vlx from Download and load it to AutoCAD with APPLOAD. You can perform the paint selection either as a standalone command PAINTSELECT, or on the prompt "Select objects:" in any AutoCAD editing command by entering the transparent command 'PAINTSELECT.

Now press (and hold) the left mouse button and "paint" over the objects you want to select. The selection box size is controlled by the PICKBOX variable, or it can be adjusted individually by pressing the "+" and "-" keys (in 1.5x multiples). You can also remove objects from the selection set by holding the Shift key.

See example:

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This application requires the AutoCAD Express Tools installed.

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See also:
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Tip 13938:ModDXF - utility for bulk modification/display of internal DXF properties in DWG entities.
Tip 13878:SelectSimilar - extended selections for AutoCAD, incl. LT and Web versions
Tip 13858:Is there also a SETBYBLOCK command?


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