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    Introduction: Use Quick Select to select objects in your AutoCAD drawing.

    The Quick Select tool is a filtering selection that allows you select the objects you want.

    There are 4 ways to open Quick Select in AutoCAD:

    • Home tab> Utilities panel>Quick Select
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    • With no command active, right-click in the drawing area and choose Quick Select.
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    • Click the Quick Select button in the Properties palette.
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    • Type qselect on the command line.

    Here’s a simple drawing with two different sized circles. If I select one circle, then right click and select similar, all of the circles irrespective of size will be selected.

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    If I use the Quick Select tool I can select only the smaller circles if I want to. In the Quick Select Dialogue box enter the following: Object Type: Circle, Properties: Radius, Value: 600.

    Quick Select Dialogue Box

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    When you click OK you will see that only the small circles have been selected.

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    If necessary, the radius of all the selected circles could now be changed collectively in the Properties palette.