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over 1 year ago

Pick more attributes through ALT + left mouse click

Some of you may already know that you can pick and subsequently activate layer, line style, weight and colour by left-clicking on an element with the ALT key held down instead of changing those settings one by one.

I would love to see this extended to picking element templates, text styles or dimension styles. Maybe someone else knows more things to be picked/activated.

  • Another additional thought on this: I'd like it to stay as raw'n'dirty as it is, no need for any fancy selection tool for what should and what shouldn't be selected. Just pick and activate all available attributes of an element through ALT+LMB and that's it.

  • It's a great little function. but definitely should be context sensitive like you suggest. Click on dim, update dim settings, click on text update text style, click on a pattern, match pattern settings all in addition to active attributes. Also definitely yes to matching element templates. 

  • I'm thinking about context sensitivity here - i. e. pick a text style setting when you click on a text, hatch settings when clicking on a hatch etc. and make this the active setting.

    This would greatly speed up my work. Maybe there's another way but that would involve at least one more click (even if it would just mean to hit a function key which has this tool assigned to). And I love easy solutions with as little mouse clicks/movements as possible ;-)