AutoCAD Quick Select Command

by Jeff Weber
(Vincennes, Indiana USA)

QSELECT is an AutoCAD command that I started using a few versions back.

It is a command that lets you filter specific items out of the whole drawing or an already selected set of objects.

If you enter QSELECT on the command line a dialog box comes up.

The first thing you need to do is specify if you want to apply the parameters to a selection set or the whole drawing.

Next you need to specify an object type (circles, splines, polylines...etc)

Then further define what you are looking for by selecting a specific property (color, lineweight, diameter...etc)

Next you need to tell it if you want all these items selected or removed by selecting an operator and a value depending on your object type and properties.

So, if I want to select every green circle within a drawing I would set it as follows:

APPLY TO: Entire Drawing
OBJECT: Circle
PROPERTIES: Color
OPERATOR: Equals
VALUE: Green


This command has a lot of options and is very powerful. I use it often.

Comments for AutoCAD Quick Select Command

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Apr 03, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Please Give Me Solution
by: MOHAMMAD TAHER HUSSAIN (CAD DRAFTSMAN)

There is one problem with me in AutoCAD Qselect.

If I select color I can not select layer and vise versa.

(for ex: 1)

There are the same characters one is red and second is green but they are in same layer wall

2) There is other character but color is green and layer is different window so if I select by layer, its automatically selecting all characters red and green wall and I am selecting green so its automatically selecting all green wall and window objects.

But I want to select one character that is in a wall layer and color is green so this is my problem if any body have solution of this problem please send me on my mail mtahir2005@yahoo.co.in

Your Friend

Mohammad Taher Hussain (CAD Operator)

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to AutoCAD Tips.


Sign up for our FREE CAD Tips and Tricks Newsletter:
"The CAD Times"

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you "The CAD Times".

Enjoy this page? Here's another way to pay it forward...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.

Join "The CAD Times"  Newsletter Along With 5,000 Subscribers

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you "The CAD Times".



Recent Articles

  1. Viewport turns black

    Oct 29, 21 09:34 AM

    I was giving a dog file to work on, and when I try to insert a north arrow into layout viewport, the viewport turn black when I move my cursor into the

    Read More

  2. Converting .pdf's to .dwgs

    Oct 29, 21 09:31 AM

    I get a LOT of plans from clients where they used some cad program that will only create .pdf files or they found a plan on a site and it came to them

    Read More

  3. What's in YOUR Acad.lsp file??

    Feb 14, 21 02:56 PM

    I've been working on mine for over 20 years. Some of the commands were project specific, some I use all the time. I basically keep my left hand on the

    Read More