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selected items highlight



Items selected using the cursor or marque should be made immediately visible by some form of highlighting, preferably color. This is how other CAD systems do it and it's beyond reason that Vectorworks doesn't do something. As it is, I have to delete/restore my selected items to make sure of what I have selected. It's amazing that a professional CAD system could exist this long without such a necessary feature. Making the handles visible isn't close to being adequate.

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Strongly Seconded.

The selection handles in VW are very crude - more like an early version of Mac Draw than a professional CAD program. VW uses an imaginary box to show the extent of an object rather than presenting handles on the extents of the actual geometry.

It's interesting that other programs like AutoCAD have always had better selection handles, but have still felt the need to improve them - you can now use the Revit-style glowing-edge and even have the edge highlight before you select an object.

The selection handles in VW are particularly a problem for new users, as many objects get moved inadvertently when the selection handles are off-screen because the user is zoomed right in.

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