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Element Selection in 3D Window / AC25


HI everyone,

Just wondering if there is a new feature / toggle for selecting elements in the 3D window in Archicad 25.

Whenever I go to select elements in the 3D window, the selection tool highlights/chooses a non-visible element BEHIND the element that I am trying to select. Definitely useful but not always. I don't recall this in earlier versions - is there a way of turning this on/off? 


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Karl Ottenstein

Doesn’t pressing the tab key cycle through the potential selections so that you can select the correct (highlighted) one?

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Barry Kelly

Or activate the tool for the element type you want to select, then SHIFT select that element.

Again TAB if there happens to be multiple overlapping elements.



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