If you need a particular element then activate that tool first before you press the SHIFT key and try to select.
It will limit you to only those type of elements.
i.e. You have slabs, walls, roofs and fills all overlapping.
You want to select the slab.
With the arrow tool selected you could hold SHIFT and TAB through all the elements until the slab you want is highlighted.
But if you activate the slab tool then SHIFT you will only have to TAB through the slabs if there is more than one.
All other elements will be ignored.
This works if you are selecting a common edge or a surface with the quick-select magnet (space bar is the shortcut key to activate or deactivate the quick-select).
If you have the slab too selected you can still select a wall easily so long as you click on an edge or node of the wall that is not common with the slab.
Then of course you can throw in the CTRL key to ad or subtract to your selection set.
So activate tool, SHIFT + SPACE while pressing TAB then + CTRL to add to your selection set.
Your fingers will get a good workout.
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