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