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Selection Methods in ArchiCAD

Tips and Tricks Joshua Osborne 25 May 2015

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Do you know about the Direction Dependent Selection method?  This comes in to effect when you draw a selection window.  It has been in ArchiCAD for a number of versions now, but is hidden within the Info Box settings of the Arrow Tool


There are three options available and each will include elements…

1:  if any part or node is included in the selection window (even the tiniest fragment!)

2:  only if the entire element is, or all nodes are, included in the selection window

3:  depending on the direction you draw the selection window:

     – left to right:  the first selection method is used (any part of element)

     – right to left:  the second selection method is used (entire element)

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