IN previous versions of Archicad, Ctrl + F just worked amazingly for me, to select "all windows", "all doors", "certain layers", or "furniture" and so on... NOW, that is a different story. It shows me some board to select what I already selected .... but it want me to confirm I guess? But then, I don't see there layers, dimensions (lets say I want to change all fonts for all dimensions...?) does not work. This tool I am attaching in pritscreen is completely useless for me. Is there any way, maybe that I overlooked, or unchecked... that I can select "all type" without going through this time wasting process?
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By Ctrl+F you can select any element type not all elements even you can select by home storey criteria if you are in 3D and you can then store them under any name to retrieve any time, all that by Find & Select or Ctrl+F.
Also, don't forget the elegant refinements on the universal "Select All" command that Graphisoft implemented in a previous century. 😀
In most applications, you simply use Ctrl+A (Windows) Cmd+A (Mac) to select everything. In Archicad, that is how it works too, if you have the Arrow Tool active. But, Graphisoft took this simple standard and turned it into something far more powerful without adding a dialog, menu, or complex steps!
Learning to avoid the Arrow Tool for most selection operations is often one of those habits that former Revit users have the most trouble with as new Archicad users.
But it's worth it! 😀
Sorry, what actually doesn’t work?
Find & Select via Edit menu or Ctrl+F via keyboard Shortcut or the relevant icon in Edit Toolbar, or the dialogue appears but can’t select what you want?
As mentioned before, Ctrl+F does not work. it bring the toolbar which I can't care less to use. Before, If I click windows + Ctrl + F = it would select only windows. I can't work with tool bar like this and do all manually. Especially many things aren't even in options, or have a name that I don't recognize what the option would be. So my point was, except the toolbar that appear (printscreen), is there other option to select all windows/funriture/dimensions/etc.?
Ok I will go through it again.😂 I just thought the answer for this easy-to-do in other softwares (all?) would be more simplicit I guess 😁😁😁 but ok I will try again.
Before, If I click windows + Ctrl + F = it would select only windows.
It never worked that way. It pretty much works the way it has for 20 years, so it is hard to understand what you think 'broke'. Ransom has given the best method - since forever - for selecting all windows, etc. Otherwise, ctrl-F lets you either fill in the criteria (and save them for later) and do a find... or "pick up" the type and parameters of a selected element and find everything else like it (with matching parameters...that you add one by one to narrow down the selection).
Read Ransom's post here ... and read the User Manual for how to use Find & Select. You must be thinking of some other software if you think something has changed...
I have been working with Archicad 6 years, with 2 years break and I reminder the function that I could select by a shortcut (I believe it was ctrl+f) All category - whether it was windows, furniture.. Or something.... so for example, if I get doors height wrong at the beginning, and it changes into different size, then I don't have to click on each door..... like 1000 doors? I would not like that? 😄 So this is the tool I mentioned, if that was not clear from me.