Have You Tried: Selection Cycling in AutoCAD

Selection Cycling in AutoCAD

For the new Have You Tried, we want to talk about a selection technique called selection cycling in AutoCAD. It’s used when drawing objects are stacked on top of each other or overlapping, making it difficult to select the object you want to modify.

Discover a couple of ways to use selection cycling and some of the display settings for the Selection list box. Also learn how to remove duplicate objects based on an object’s color, layer, linetype, linetype scale, and several other object properties using the OVERKILL command.

Learn more about how to select stacked objects with step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: Work With Stacked Objects topic.

AutoCAD selection cycling

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Lee Ambrosius

Lee Ambrosius is a Principal Learning Content Developer at Autodesk, Inc., for the AutoCAD software and AutoCAD LT software products. He works primarily on the CAD administration, customization, and developer documentation. Lee has also worked on the user documentation for AutoCAD on Windows and Mac. He has presented on a wide range of topics at Autodesk University over the past 10 years, from general AutoCAD customization to ObjectARX technology. Lee has authored a number of AutoCAD-related books, with his most recent projects being AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond and AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible. When he’s not writing, you can find him roaming various community forums, posting articles on his blog, or tweeting AutoCAD-related information.

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