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I don't want to select "locked" layer objects

sd23
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Hi, I am using Archicad26 at work and have a few questions about using Archicad.

As the title says, I don't want to select "locked" layer objects.

Other CAD apps such as Rhinocerous do not allow me to select locked layer objects, which comes in handy when creating models.
Does anyone know of a solution to this problem?

Thank you for your help.

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Barry Kelly
Moderator

There is no solution that I know of except to completely hide the locked layers.

 

Barry.


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DGSketcher
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It should be on the wish list by now, but we are still waiting.

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sd23
Participant

Thank you @Barry Kelly and @DGSketcher.
I am disappointed that there is no solution.
I hope this will be improved in future updates.

The good thing is, even if they are selected, you can't move, delete or edit them in any way.

Only the unlocked elements in the selection will be edited.

 

Barry.

 


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Earthworm
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I don't understand the complaining, this is easy...

 

Ctrl-F -> 

Element Type is [Whatever you like]

Layer Locked is [False]

 

Voila...

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@Earthworm wrote:

Ctrl-F -> 

Element Type is [Whatever you like]

Layer Locked is [False]


But then it is not a simple case of dragging over an area to select everything.

Fine if you are selecting everything on screen, with the added step of opening F&S and creating or loading the criteria, then selecting.

If you want to select in just a specific area, you would have to place a marquee an add that option to you F&S criteria.

All good, just extra steps to select exactly what you want.

 

But as I said, even though you sweep over an area with locked elements, they will select, but they will not move or delete.

So effectively you just ignore them.

 

Barry.


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Angus J
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100% should be a thing. In what instance do you want to select a locked layer?

To right click it and use "Unlock Layer" command or to use "Hide Layer".

eduardo rolón AIA NCARB
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