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Donpk123
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Why does zoom command deselect objects?

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03-11-2010 11:39 AM
When I select an object, then use the zoom command to zoom in, the selected object is deselected. I want to select various objects and use the zoom tool to locate them.

I am quite sure I have been able to select multiple objects and use the zoom tool at the same time. Something seems to have changed. Have I accidentally changed some configuration or option?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Don
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Re: Why does zoom command deselect objects?

03-11-2010 12:18 PM in reply to: Donpk123
Always worked like that, out of sight will be deselected, unless you selected them then pan.
and set your pickfirst = 1
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Re: Why does zoom command deselect objects?

03-11-2010 12:36 PM in reply to: Donpk123
Thanks, Patchy, for the quick reply.

If I understand you correctly, "out of sight will be deseleted" is not quite what I'm doing.

I select an object, then as soon as I enter "Z" and hit return, the object is deselected. The problem is that I want to select a large object and add small object which is in a group of other small objects which I don't want in the selection group. So to add the single small object I have to use the zoom tool to see it clearly. When I choose the zoom tool, I've now lost the large object, although it's still visible, but now deselected. Pickfirst is set to 1.

Don Edited by: Donpk123 on Mar 11, 2010 8:38 PM
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Re: Why does zoom command deselect objects?

03-11-2010 12:42 PM in reply to: Donpk123
That would be pickadd variable, set it to 1
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Re: Why does zoom command deselect objects?

03-11-2010 12:54 PM in reply to: Donpk123
Pickadd was set to 1.

Have you been able to do what I describe? That is, select an object and then "Z" + "Enter". Does that object remain selected, or does it deselect?


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Re: Why does zoom command deselect objects?

03-11-2010 12:57 PM in reply to: Donpk123
I got it now ☺ it got deselected, I use middle button to zoom and pan and didn't run into this problem.
But if you type in command first, then 'z it will work.
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Re: Why does zoom command deselect objects?

03-11-2010 01:11 PM in reply to: Donpk123
Yes, I often use the mouse wheel to zoom as well, but there are some times when you want to do a large zoom, so the zoom commands are quicker.

I can swear I've been able to use zooming while selecting multiple objects. It's a logical thing to be able to do. What if you're not using a wheel mouse with zoom capability?

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Re: Why does zoom command deselect objects?

03-11-2010 01:24 PM in reply to: Donpk123
May be it was before realtime and dynamic zoom was introduced, and 'z was the same as z.
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Re: Why does zoom command deselect objects?

03-12-2010 05:42 AM in reply to: Donpk123
They do deselect and still do through R2010: use a scroll wheel mouse.

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Re: Why does zoom command deselect objects?

03-12-2010 06:16 AM in reply to: Donpk123
Thanks, Dean, for clearing that up. It would have bugged me, thinking I inadvertently changed some configuration.

Don
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