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AC 16 Quick selection tool in 3d window

Anonymous
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Working in 16,

Quick Selection tool (magnet icon) doesn't work in 3d window like version 15, 14, 13, 12,...

Space bar activates it in 2d.

What am I missing?

Clicking on a surface in 3d to select an object, rather than just the edge or node. How is it done in 16?

Thanks.
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Anonymous
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I must say I am not confident this will be fixed, as kikoskiki noted, this seems to be by design. My question is 'why?' Why take away a very useful feature of the selection tool by design? Is this an internal coding issue in AC16? Just seems weird (and annoying). Don't mean to be too whiny, but I really want my magnet back!

Love the program in general though!
Katalin Takacs
Graphisoft Alumni
Graphisoft Alumni
To restore the Quick Selection function in Hidden Line display mode is an existing request in our defect database (#141137). We added your remarks to that issue.

Thanks for your comments.
Katalin Takacs
Anonymous
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Had the same problem out of nothing. What I did was opened a new empty project file. Entered 3D mode (magnet was OK), then went back to plan view hit File --> File special ---> merge. Navigated to my file and merged. Vualia - it's working again
Katalin Takacs
Graphisoft Alumni
Graphisoft Alumni
Hi miniwen,

Thanks for the tip.

Further info: the fix for this issue has been released with ArchiCAD 17.
Katalin Takacs

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