Subject: Selecting entities that match the properties of other entities

You can select all entities in a drawing that have the same color, layer, linetype, line­type scale, lineweight, print style, entity style, name, entity type, or any combination of these properties. First you select one or more entities that have the properties you want to match, then you specify which properties to search for and match. The matched entities are then added to the selection set.

The selection set can be reused in other commands either through the pick-first selec­tion or by selecting the previous selection.

To select entities that match one or more properties of other entities

   1   Do one of the following to choose Select Similar ():

   On the ribbon, choose Edit > Select Similar (in Selection) or Express Tools > Select Similar (in Tools).

   On the menu, choose Edit > Selection > Select Similar or Express Tools > Tools > Select Similar.  

   Type selectsimilar and then press Enter.

   2   Select one or more entities that have the properties you want to match.

   3   Choose Settings.

   4   In the Select Similar Settings dialog box, mark the properties of the selected enti­ties that you want to match.

The SELECTSIMILARMODE system variable also controls the dialog box settings.
See the System Variables online help for details about using this system variable.

   5   Click OK.

Entities with matched properties are added to the selection set.

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