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How do I select a group of objects? Alternatively, I have selected a number of objects in my drawing and would like to de-select just one of these objects, while leaving the remainder of them selected. Is this possible?
You can select a group of items using simple keyboard commands, or by simply dragging a selection box around a set of items. When a number of items have been group-selected, a single item within the group can be de-selected by holding down the Ctrl/Command key on your keyboard and clicking on that item.
You can limit a group-selection to a single type of object by selecting the tool used to create that object instead of the Select Objects tool, then drawing a selection marquee around the objects while holding down the Shift key on the keyboard. For example, to group-select wall cabinets only, select Build> Cabinet> Wall Cabinet from the menu, then hold down the Shift key and drag a selection marquee around an area in your plan. When you complete the marquee, only wall cabinets will be selected. This method works for all objects except for Full Height Cabinets. When Full Height cabinets are the selected tool, all cabinet types are selected when a selection marquee is drawn across the cabinets.
In Chief Architect X11 and newer program versions, the Marquee Select Similar edit tool provides additional ways to group select objects of a particular type.