Multiple Selection Types In AutoCAD Drawing Scheme

In this article, we will show you Autocad’s multiple selection types in the Autocad drawing window. Also, think about you have a very complex drawing in Autocad and you need to select some of the features frm this drawing. So, Autocad provides a very useful selection tool for it. We will show you how to select the whole drawing easily or some of the features of a very complex drawing in Autocad.

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Multiple Selection Types in AutoCAD

If you click once your mouse on the drawing scheme of Autocad then drag it to the right, there will be a green selection window that opens. You can select the drawing feature with this gree window by dragging your mouse as shown above. As you can see, to select the feature with the green selection window, you need to only touch the related drawing feature as shown by the red arrows above.

We did not select the drawing feature as the green arrow above. Because it is not touching the green box.

If you click with your mouse on the drawing scheme of Autocad and then drag it from left to right, you will open a blue selection window like above. As you can see that you can select only the features that fit inside the blue window.

We select the feature as the green arrow above because the whole feature is inside the blue box. But also, we did not select the feature as the red arrow above. Because it is not fully inside the blue selection box.

We wish you understood the difference between the green selection box and the blue selection box in Autocad.

Also, you can use the selection boxes by clicking the mouse and dragging the mouse by holding the mouse button will create selection windows like above. You can obtain either a blue selection window or a green selection window with the same logic as the selection box that we stated above in Autocad.


As you see above, AutoCAD’s multiple selections are very simple. There are various ways to do it. If you learn them, you will be able to use multiple selection options. You can make your working environment of you more efficient by using the different multiple selection options in Autocad.

Finally, do not forget to leave your comments and questions below about the multiple selections in AutoCAD.

NOTE: We use all the screenshots and images for educational and informative purposes. Images used courtesy of AutoCAD®.

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