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I have selected a number of objects in my drawing using the Shift + click method, and all are now highlighted. How do I de-select just one of these objects, while leaving the remainder of them selected?
In Chief Architect, groups of objects can be selected at once using the Shift key on your keyboard. When a number of items have been group-selected using this Shift + click method, a single item within the group can be de-selected by holding down the Control key (CTRL) on your keyboard and clicking on that item. Beginning in Chief Architect X11 on the Mac, hold down the Command key when you click to de-select an object.
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, the Marquee Select Similar edit tool provides additional ways to group select objects of a particular type.