30 Jan 2012

Quicker AutoCAD Selection with Fastselect

There are a lot of different selection methods in AutoCAD, but a powerful tool which often gets overlooked is Fastselect (FS).

This tool enables you to select a piece of geometry and then automatically pick all geometry touching it.
  • To do this type fs at the command line, then select a piece of geometry as prompted, by default this will be the geometry immediately connected to the selected piece.

  • If you type fsmode, you can turn Chain Selection on to extend the selection to all geometry attached to the selected part and anything that forms a chain from there.


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    1. Thanks for your comment, we try to highlight tips in the software that often get overlooked.

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