AutoCAD 2007/2008/2009

Reply
New Member
mbrinster
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-25-2008
Message 1 of 9 (122 Views)

selecting objects that are not on screen

122 Views, 8 Replies
03-25-2008 11:17 AM
I am trying to select a group of objects. However, when I zoom in to finishing my selection, any object not currently on the screen is removed from the selection. Is there an option to keep these from being removed?
Distinguished Contributor
kingtut
Posts: 668
Registered: ‎02-22-2008
Message 2 of 9 (122 Views)

Re: selecting objects that are not on screen

03-25-2008 11:20 AM in reply to: mbrinster
only way is zoom out using scroll wheel.
Distinguished Contributor
jackshield
Posts: 3,202
Registered: ‎10-22-2003
Message 3 of 9 (122 Views)

Re: selecting objects that are not on screen

03-25-2008 01:07 PM in reply to: mbrinster
assuming your using the zoom buttons???

stop!

follow other posters suggestion, zoom using scroll wheel.

try it once, you'll wonder why you were'nt already
*Warren Trost
Message 4 of 9 (122 Views)

Re: selecting objects that are not on screen

03-25-2008 01:21 PM in reply to: mbrinster
Pickadd?


wrote in message news:5884934@discussion.autodesk.com...
I am trying to select a group of objects. However, when I zoom in to
finishing my selection, any object not currently on the screen is removed
from the selection. Is there an option to keep these from being removed?
*Adriano Soares
Message 5 of 9 (122 Views)

Re: selecting objects that are not on screen

03-25-2008 04:58 PM in reply to: mbrinster
If you use the option ALL it will select all objects even those not on
screen area

"Warren Trost" escreveu na mensagem
news:5885120@discussion.autodesk.com...
> Pickadd?
>
>
> wrote in message news:5884934@discussion.autodesk.com...
> I am trying to select a group of objects. However, when I zoom in to
> finishing my selection, any object not currently on the screen is removed
> from the selection. Is there an option to keep these from being removed?
*Expert Elite*
M_Hensley
Posts: 1,676
Registered: ‎12-11-2003
Message 6 of 9 (122 Views)

Re: selecting objects that are not on screen

03-26-2008 04:07 AM in reply to: mbrinster
This has been a limitation of AutoCAD as far back as I can remember. The only real solution is to make sure everything you want to select is visible before selecting.
Contributor
YYair
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎09-26-2006
Message 7 of 9 (122 Views)

Re: selecting objects that are not on screen

04-17-2008 04:33 AM in reply to: mbrinster
This problem first appear when I upgraded to AutoCAD 2006.
In previous releases you could select, zoom in, and select again, without loosing selected objects that are not on the screen.
I really wonder why upgrading degraded the selection function.
Distinguished Contributor
eyde
Posts: 118
Registered: ‎02-07-2008
Message 8 of 9 (122 Views)

Re: selecting objects that are not on screen

04-17-2008 08:47 AM in reply to: mbrinster
Try selecting everything you want then enter the command. You have to use your middle wheel to zoom in and out to make your selections.
Contributor
n7pam
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎03-19-2008
Message 9 of 9 (122 Views)

Re: selecting objects that are not on screen

04-17-2008 09:47 AM in reply to: mbrinster
Try this:

1) Start any command that prompts for object selection (i.e. ERASE)
2) When prompted to "Select objects:" type (SSGET)
3) Pick objects however you want (ZOOM wherever)
4) Press ENTER once to get out of (SSGET)
5) Press ENTER again to get out of command object selection

You are not logged in.

Log into access your profile, ask and answer questions, share ideas and more. Haven't signed up yet? Register

Announcements
Are you familiar with the Autodesk Expert Elites? The Expert Elite program is made up of customers that help other customers by sharing knowledge and exemplifying an engaging style of collaboration. To learn more, please visit our Expert Elite website.

Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions to get help installing your software.

Ask the Community




Connect with AutoCAD

Twitter

Facebook

Blogs

Pinterest

Youtube