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STRANGE BEHAVIOR OF SELECTION BOX


Been working on this file creating blocks for my library with things going ok. Than
I draw a selection box around a rectangle to delete and the elements below (and
not connected to the target) are selected instead of the target. Tried it several
times. Closed out of the file and reopened without any change. I can click select
on the elements that make up the target rectangle and add to the selection but can't
get it to select the elements within the selection box. Doesn't matter whether I
change the target, it just selects something else in the drawing.
What could be going on? I did once hit Alt Y to lock the Y movement but I hit it
again and than hit Alt X and neither made a difference.
Thanks,
Ron
Ronald W Latour
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Re: STRANGE BEHAVIOR OF SELECTION BOX

On your select ribbon bar, there is a pulldown menu to set your fence
options (inside, outside, overlapping, etc...). It has probably been set to
outside or overlapping.

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Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Ronald W Latour" wrote in message
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>
> Been working on this file creating blocks for my library with things going
> ok. Than
> I draw a selection box around a rectangle to delete and the elements below
> (and
> not connected to the target) are selected instead of the target. Tried it
> several
> times. Closed out of the file and reopened without any change. I can
> click select
> on the elements that make up the target rectangle and add to the selection
> but can't
> get it to select the elements within the selection box. Doesn't matter
> whether I
> change the target, it just selects something else in the drawing.
>
> What could be going on? I did once hit Alt Y to lock the Y movement but I
> hit it
> again and than hit Alt X and neither made a difference.
>
> Thanks,
> Ron
> Ronald W Latour


Re: STRANGE BEHAVIOR OF SELECTION BOX


Ken, when I opened my file to check your recommendation, the selection option was
INSIDE. I checked by selecting an element with the rectangular fence and it worked
ok. You must be correct and overnite it switched back to the default INSIDE. I
forgot about this feature. I must have inadvertently switched it with sloppy mouse
work.
Thanks,
Ron
"PellaKen" wrote:
>On your select ribbon bar, there is a pulldown menu to set your fence
>options (inside, outside, overlapping, etc...). It has probably been set
>to
>outside or overlapping.
>
>
>--
>Ken
>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>
>"Ronald W Latour" wrote in message
>news:48e69987$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> Been working on this file creating blocks for my library with things going

>
>> ok. Than
>> I draw a selection box around a rectangle to delete and the elements below

>
>> (and
>> not connected to the target) are selected instead of the target. Tried

>it
>> several
>> times. Closed out of the file and reopened without any change. I can
>> click select
>> on the elements that make up the target rectangle and add to the selection

>
>> but can't
>> get it to select the elements within the selection box. Doesn't matter
>> whether I
>> change the target, it just selects something else in the drawing.
>>
>> What could be going on? I did once hit Alt Y to lock the Y movement but

>I
>> hit it
>> again and than hit Alt X and neither made a difference.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Ron
>> Ronald W Latour

>
>
Ronald W Latour