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. Most objects are automatically selected when placed in the drawing area.
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 mode tool.
- Use the Group select mode tool.
- Use the Select rectangle tool.
- Use the Lasso tool.
- Use the Inverse selection feature.
- Use the Select from list 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 in Single select mode, selected objects are outlined in a purple frame.
When in Group select mode, selected objects are outlined in a yellow/orange frame. When you have a group of objects that are automatically grouped, (e.g. walls, panels, components, etc.), all objects in the group will be selected together. This differs from Single select mode where you can select an individual object, even if it is a part of a group.
When a group of objects that you have manually grouped (e.g. disconnected objects) are selected, a blue color frames the group. (This only applies to when you are in Group select mode. Behavior in Single select mode behaves as above with the purple outline)
When a locked object or group of objects are selected, a gray color frames the object.