wiki:MultipleSelection

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Selecting multiple pieces


The selection tool can be used to select all parts in a rectangular area of a drawing. Click and drag around the pieces you want ot select. All pieces lying (even only partially) behind the rectangle will be selected.

Selected pieces are outlined with a red border.

Note that there is no active piece defined with this selection method.

Tip: To select all the pieces in a design, use the Control-A keyboard shortcut.

Tip: To deselect everything, click with the selection tool in an empty area of the drawing.

You can extend the selection by pressing the Control key while surrounding other parts. Notice the little '+' that appear on the mouse cursor.

Pieces in the rectangular area are selected even if they are hidden by other parts.


The other multiple selection method is to click with the selection tool on several pieces while maintaining the Control key pressed. The last selected piece in the group is outlined with blue, it is the active piece. Previously selected ones are outlined with red.

Tip: You can also select pieces with other tools (rotation or move tool) by using Control+double click.

Active piece

The notion of active piece is important for rotations of groups of pieces, since it defines the center of rotation. The active piece of a group (if it exists) is outlined with blue.

You may change the active piece of a multiple selection with a Control+click on another piece.

Tip: If you Control+click on an active piece, it is deselected

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