In Autocad LT 2013 have removed the command FILTER, which was very useful to select any element, making the selection from ALL the drawing or marked in a window, and can also discriminate elements by their properties, using
wilcard if you needed.
With SELECTSIMILAR, I note is the command more close to FILTER, when one selects a type of object and the command, (SE) selecting only certain properties, it operates only in ALLl drawing and cannot be used in a window, to select only certain objects of a section of the drawing; and cannot discoriminar, or use wilcards, as it could in filter.
Look above a tool very versatile used in a 1998 CAD. Please enable the command FILTER
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Everything is fine but I need to select only part of the drawing, through a small window and to effectively using selectsimilarmode.
For example I have a drawing where is drawn 2 floors of a residence and I need to select a specific layer, but only on the second floor; selectsimilar command selects the layer of the entire drawing, including the first floor, which I don't want to select.
Autodesk , please work on that modification , I must resort to the Filter command in Autocad LT 2012, and I working en Autocad LT 2013
Thank you very much.
What is your SELECTSIMILARMODE set to and what are the differences in the First Floor Layer and the Second Floor Layer?
Fro both your LT 2012 and LT 2013 Seats.
First of all, did you read the replies so far that you are in the WINDOWS forum and you see help with the MAC versions of LT? Just checking.
Do you organize your floors by layer (appears you do not), or just put one on the left side of the drawing area and one on the right side of the drawing are (seems what you do)? Sorting is all about filtering and isolating proerties of objects, the less there is in common between the two floors the better chance you have of using the tools you want/need.
Second Floor should have it's own set of layers
First Floor should have it's own set of layers
Now you can isolate and select much more easily: SELECTSIMILAR and FILTER and QSELECT commands are separate and none are a replacement for one or the other. All are valid commands, did you take a class where someone told you FILTER command is obsolete? Each command have their strengths and limitations.
>>>..selectsimilar command selects the layer of the entire drawing, including the first floor...<<<
So hold down the CTRL key and select the area you don't want afterwards: deselection is part of LT. Oh wait, you are on a MAC, so what is the equivalent to deselect?
Your issue may be your lack of layer organization of the CAD file, not a program limitation sadly
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