100 Circles. Secrets of AutoCAD QSELECT
In this guest post from Ibrahim Khwaja we will learn the how to use one of AutoCAD’s most powerful, but often overlooked commands – QSELECT.
When working on large scaled projects, one is often faced with the challenge of effectively manipulating certain elements within the drawing.
As the number of changes required increases, so does the redundancy in your workflow.
As shown below, the multiple selection is a good way if your objects are all close by.
QSELECT is a command that provides quick access to the needles in the haystack. Just type QSELECT as show below
And voilà, the QSELECT menu.
For this time, we’ll be focusing on circles for our selection with a whiff of the rest of the options. Select Circle from the object type option select circles only.
Within the circle option you get to select your desired criteria and filter out what you want. For this tutorial, I’m going to use the operator “<” to select only the smallest circles. With that enter the value, as shown below.
The QSELECT command offers other predefined functions that are more than handy. To capture all polygon elements with a specific area see below.
As the menu showed, there are multiple options for the user to select different kinds of elements. Tinker around with it to experience a significant boost in workflow and productivity.
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