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Selection Tool - Multiple deselect from selected

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It would be useful if you could deselect multiple objects with a drag box.

 

This would be similar to the current function when holding 'shift' and drag marquis around, which deselects selected - but also selects unselected. Maybe holding down 'ctrl' could only deselect, and holding down the apple key could only add. Or perhaps an option for the selection tool, to only add or only remove.

 

 

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This is how it should be working right now. Are you using Vectorworks 2017 SP1 on 10.11.6 still? That's my setup as well and that is the case for me here.

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Hi JimW, thanks for your response. I've uploaded a short vid to try and explain more clearly - the goal would be to unselect all boxes on the right, whilst maintaining the selection of all boxes on the left:

 

 

As you can see,  the current functionality selects unselected AND unselects selected - It would be useful to be able to ONLY add or ONLY remove from selection.

 

Apologies if this is already a function as you have said and I am missing something! In the video I am trying various combinations of shift+fn, shift+ctrl, shift+alt, shift+cmd.

 

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Nope gotcha this time, submitting request now. 

Alt-shift will change the selection to include any objects the marquee touches rather than requiring the marquee to completely encompass the object, but I do not know of an add-only or remove-only.

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+ add my wish for an option key to only de-select.

Like CTRL+LMB

By marquee drag or single clicks.

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BUMP. Has this been taken care of yet? It would be pretty darn helpful for a lot of my work, especially coming from CAD which has this functionality.

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