To be able to edit an object in the drawing area, it has to be selected first. When an object is selected, its yellow snap points are visible and the object is surrounded by a yellow or purple selection frame. An object is automatically selected when it is placed in the drawing area.
A selected object with visible yellow snap points in the 2D and 3D views.
There are different ways of selecting:
- Select an object by clicking it.
- Select a group of objects by holding the Ctrl key while clicking the objects.
- Use the Select single object tool.
- Use the Select all objects in a group tool.
- Use the Select rectangle tool.
- Use the Lasso tool.
- Use the Inverse selection feature.
- Use the Select object from a list of all beneath the cursor tool.
- Use the Advanced Selection tool for precise selections.
- Select a single object in a group by disconnecting the object from the group.
- Press Ctrl + A to select all objects in the drawing area.
- Deselect objects by clicking somewhere else in the drawing area, clicking on another object, or by placing a new object in the drawing area.
- To move several selected objects simultaneously, use the arrow keys.
Different colors when selecting objects
When you select an object or a group of objects, there will be different colors of the frame that surrounds the selected object/group of objects.
When one individual object is selected, even if it is in a group, a purple color frames the object.
When a group of objects that are automatically grouped are selected (e.g. walls, panels, components, etc.), a yellow/orange color frames the group.
When a group of objects that you have manually grouped (e.g. disconnected objects) are selected, a blue color frames the group.
When a locked object or group of objects are selected, a gray color frames the object.