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Selecting Zones

Embarrassed to say, but a real beginner question:

I have trouble selecting the zone stamp to edit the name and the zone to edit the boundary on plan.
It seems I can only select the floor slab, which means I usually have the hide the layer on which the floor is drawn in order to select the zone.

What would be the best way to select the zones?
ArchiCAD24 - since Nov 2020
Revit - 2005 to 2020
Windows 10 Pro
2 screens: nvidia quadro RTX 4000

Erwin Edel
I think it ussually defaults to zones for me, but if you have the magnet enabled in the selection tool you should be able to shuffle through the different options by pressing TAB.

You should get feedback from ArchiCAD about which element you will select. Both from a highlight and at your mouse cursor.

Zone stamps ussually have a few hotspots (black circles) that show when you select the zone. These are also easy spots for selecthing zones and not accidentally geting a slab as you described.

I find that pressing SHIFT when trying to select things pops up a nice blue outline to quickly give visual feedback about what you will be selecting.

Finally: activating a tool and then trying to select things will give priority to elements drawn with that tool.
Erwin Edel, Project Lead, Leloup Architecten

ArchiCAD 9-24 NED FULL
Windows 10 Pro
Adobe Design Premium CS5

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