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Select similar objects and apply an editing command to them

Suppose that you want to quickly change the layer of all objects on your WALL layer. Or, you want to change the linetype of all blocks named “dormer” that use the Hidden linetype. Here’s a quick way to select the objects you need.

The SELECTSIMILAR command (starting in AutoCAD 2011) allows you to select objects […]

Select objects: prompt secrets

When you start an editing command, you see the Select objects: prompt. But AutoCAD doesn’t explicitly tell you how to select those objects. In fact, this prompt has hidden options that you should know.

Here’s a list of some of the most useful.


One that I use often is Last. It selects the most […]