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Selecting multiple objects in a particular order.

A - answer If you need to select multiple objects in a particular order (e.g. for exporting texts in TRANS), you can use the Fence option of the "Select objects:" prompt.

With the Fence option you can draw a virtual line (polyline) which strikes through the objects to be selected. The start and direction of the individual segments of this line will then define the specific order in which the DWG objects are selected.

Fence selection

On this picture, the Fence line was drawn from the "EE" end to the left and then to the right through "FF" to "KK". The exported (selected) texts will be in the order of:

"EE" "DD" "CC" "BB" "AA" "FF" "GG" "HH" "II" "JJ" "KK"

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See also:
Tip 12962:True 3D models of threads in Inventor 2022 and 2021.
Tip 12896:How to perform multiple copying with relative offset to the last copy?
Tip 12685:ReLinkField - re-link fields to source objects.
Tip 12546:How to renumber handles of selected DWG entities?
Tip 12325:How to display a DWG from Advance Steel including AS objects? (AST viewer)


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