Selecting Groups of Objects

Select groups of objects when you want to perform the same activity for a number of objects.

You can use different methods to select groups of objects.

To select objects randomly, proceed as follows.

  1. Press and hold down the SHIFT key.
  2. Click on the first object you want to select.

    The system highlights the selected object.

  3. Repeat step #2 as many times as required, while still holding down the SHIFT key.

To select a group of objects, proceed as follows.

  1. Click the mouse and hold it down.

    A small rectangle appears in the view window.

  2. Drag the mouse across the window, until the desired objects are surrounded by the rectangle.
  3. Release the mouse button.

The system highlights the selected objects.

To select one branch of a structure, proceed as follows.

  1. Press the CTRL key.
  2. Click on the object which is at the highest level in the branch you want to work with.

The system highlights the selected branch.

To select a more than one branch of a structure, proceed as follows.

  1. Press and hold down the CTRL and SHIFT keys.
  2. Click on highest level object in the first branch you want to work with.

    The system highlights the selected branch.

  3. Click on the highest level object in the next branch you want to work with.

    The system highlights the selected objects.

  4. Repeat step #3 as many times as required.