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    Revit 2020 – The Selection Tray

    Introduction:

    There are now four selection options which can be accessed via the modify tool or via the status bar (bottom right of User Interface). Each option has two states, either active or in-active.

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    Select Links:

    Enable the Select Links option when you want to be able to select linked files and individual elements in the links. Linked files can include the following:

    Revit models, CAD files, Point clouds.

    Select Underlay Elements:

    Enable the Select Underlay Elements option when you want to be able to select elements contained in an underlay.

    Select Pinned Elements:

    Enable the Select Pinned Elements option when you want to be able to select elements that are pinned in place and cannot be moved.

    Select Elements by Face:

    Enable the Select Elements by Face option when you want to be able to select elements by clicking interior faces, rather than edges. For example, enable this option so you can select a wall or floor by clicking its centre.  

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    Drag Elements on Selection:

    Drag elements on Selection replaces what was press & drag.

    Enable Drag Elements on Selection so you can drag an element without selecting it first.

    To avoid accidentally moving an element when you select it, disable this option.

    This option applies to elements in all model categories and annotation categories.

    The Modify button on the Ribbon now has a new drop down list that provides check boxes for each of these new options. On the ribbon, under the Modify tool, click Select to expand the drop-down menu.

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