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Select all instances of a block

If you would like to see where all the instances of your comp2b block are, you can select them all using the Quick Select feature from the Properties palette. This is a great technique for troubleshooting your blocks.

Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Properties palette.
  2. Click the Quick Select button to open the Quick Select dialog box.
  3. For the Object Type, choose Block Reference. (If you select one of the blocks first, this will already be chosen for you.)
  4. For the Property, choose Name.
  5. For the Operator, choose = Equals (the default).
  6. For the Value, choose the block’s name from the drop-down list.
  7. Click OK.

All instances of that block are now selected.

Ellen Finkelstein

2 comments to Select all instances of a block

  • Graeme Bosschieter


    Is it possible to select all blocks in a drawing and perhaps isolate them?

    Kind regards,


    Hi, thanks for this tip, it solved my purpose, I had to select include feature for the problem I was having but rest all I did as you had instructed and it was exactly what I was looking for.


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