Subject: Selecting entities by property

CADdirect makes it easy to select entities according to their common properties, allowing you to modify large sets of entities quickly and efficiently. When selecting entities, simply use a filter to add or remove entities according to these common prop­erties: color, layer, linetype scale, linetype, lineweight, thickness, and width.

Use the List command to get more information for filtering.
If you are unsure what properties are available for filtering, type list to select an area of the drawing and list the selected entities and their properties.

To select entities by property using a properties filter

   1   Activate an entity-modification command, or type select.

   2   Choose Filter.

   3   Choose a filter option:

   Color — Enter the color of entities you want to select.

   Layer — Enter the layer name of entities you want to select.

   LinetypeScale — Enter the linetype scale of entities you want to select.

   Linetype — Enter the linetype of entities you want to select.

   Lineweight — Enter the lineweight of entities you want to select.

   Thickness — Enter the thickness of entities you want to select. Note that some entities have thickness, however, lines, circles, arcs, and polylines all have thickness.

   Width — Enter the width of entities you want to select. Note that only polylines have width.

Names of properties are case sensitive.
For example, a drawing with layers SAMPLE Layer 1, sample Layer 2, and SAM­PLE Layer 3 will return no selection if you specify “SAMPLE” for the layer name. Specifying “SAMPLE*” returns two layers, “*Layer*” returns all layers, and “sample*” returns one layer.

   4   If desired, add or remove more entities using a filter:

   Choose any other filter option to add more entities to the selection set.

   Choose Remove to remove entities from the selection set according to the filter you choose next.

A prompt displays the total number of entities in the selection set.

   5   To complete the selection, press Enter.


Selection by specifying the smaller of two lineweight properties.


Resulting selection.

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