Group Selecting Objects


Reference Number: KB-00624
Last Modified: April 8, 2016

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors

QUESTION

How do I select a group of objects? Alternatively, is it possible to select all of a certain type of object?


ANSWER

You can select a group of items using simple keyboard commands, or by simply dragging a selection box around a set of items. You can also set the program to only select certain types of objects, such as selecting only the doors in a selected area.


To group select objects

  1. Multiple objects can be selected as a group by simply dragging a marquee around the objects to be selected.




  2. Once you have done so, you will see that all of the objects are selected as in the image below.



    Individual items can also be added to or removed from a selection by holding the Shift key on your keyboard while clicking on the items with the mouse.


To select one type of item within an selected area

  1. Select the appropriate tool for the item that you want to select. For example, select the Base Cabinet  tool from the toolbar to select only base cabinet objects.


  2. Hold the Shift key on your keyboard, then click and drag a selection box around an area containing the items you want selected.



    Since the Base Cabinet tool was selected when the selection marquee was drawn, only the base cabinets were selected, even though the selection contained an appliance and walls.