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Selection - cycling through overlapping objects in AutoCAD 2007 and higher.

A - answer The Ctrl+click selection no longer works for overlapping entities?

Since AutoCAD version 2007, you can select from the overlapping objects with the new key combination Shift+spacebar (or from sub-objects with Ctrl+spacebar). The Ctrl-mouseclick combination is now reserved for sub-object selection on 3D objects (face, edge, vertex).

On the Select objects prompt, move your cursor over a crowded area with object lines/geometry a repeatedly press Shift+Space to highlight/select the desired entity.

If you prefer the old (legacy) method, you can switch the LEGACYCTRLPICK variable to 1 and AutoCAD will behave as in the older versions.

See the tip 8137 for higher AutoCAD versions.

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See also:
Tip 13158:ScaleBB - scale multiple objects to their ref.points or bounding boxes
Tip 13049:Bulk 3D rotation of selected objects around individual axes.
Tip 12040:PaintSelect - select objects by cursor painting - paint selection.
Tip 11867:Interactively adjust character spacing in AutoCAD texts.
Tip 9763:Lasso - new method for selecting objects in AutoCAD 2015.


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