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How can you highlight multiple items at a time to add them to a selection set?Problem ID#: 79813
There are ways of highlighting multiple elements at a time. For instance, you can drag a box around a series of elements to highlight them on the drawing pane. You can also use the Control ("Ctrl") key on your keyboard to select multiple items. If you click the Control key and click on an element, it will highlight. With the Control key still pressed, click another element and it will highlight as well.
In addition, there are other selection tools available in the products. In the CONNECT Edition, these are available in the Home tab, as shown below:
In the V8i releases, you will find this in the Edit pulldown menu.
To select elements using a polygon, choose Home > By Polygon in the CONNECT Edition releases. In the V8i releases, you would go to Edit > Select by Polygon. This allows you to draw a shape around the elements, which is helpful for elements that are close together. Draw a polygon around the elements you want to include and right-click when you are finished. You will have several options, the most common being "As Selected". Once you click this, the elements will be highlighted.
To select by a given attribute or property, go to Home > By Attribute (in CONNECT Edition) or Edit > Select by Attribute (in V8i). This allows you to create a query based on some attribute or result. For instance, if you want a select set for all junctions above a certain demand, you can create a query with this applied. Only thoseelements will be highlighted on the screen (a similar query can be done from the Flextables, where you can add items to a Selection Set as well).
If you choose Home > By Element (in CONNECT Edition) or Edit > Select by Element (in V8i) you can select all of an element type. For instance, if you wanted to add all of the hydrants to a selection set, but did not want to click on these individually, you can use this function.
Once the elements are highlighted in the model, you can right-click anywhere in the drawing. In the right-click menu, choose the option "When you right-click with multiple elements highlighted you can add the whole group to a selection set by choosing "Add to Selection Set". You will then be prompted to choose a selection set to add the elements to.
How to create a selection set