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Hi,

 

In the old formZ (v6 and older) it was possible to select by line style etc.

Ther seems to be no option in the select by palette for this. (unfortunately)

Is there a quick way for me to get this working?

I have tried old scripts, but unfortunately they are not working anymore in formZ 8.5.

 

Thanks

Michael

 

 

 

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Hi Michael,

 

Welcome to the forum!

 

We checked and formZ v6 did not have a Select By Line Style option, and v8 does not either.   We have not had a request for this before, but we can consider adding this for the future if you and others would think this would be useful...

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Yes, hello to you, too!

Actually I have been a user of the forum in the past, but did n switch to the new forum until now.

 

In formZ 6 or older it was hidden in the draft workspace.

When you switched to draft and used the select by tool you had the options for this.

 

I think many useful things from v6 or older still have not made it into the formZ 8. (Like the possibilty to transform multiple selected objects individually with the transform tool - i.e. have the transormation being exectuted relative to their respective axis)

 

About the usefulness. If you are able to have multiple line styles and want to switch the styles of certain lines, how could this not be useful?

Why have styles at all, if you can´t work properly with them?

 

Imagine a drawing (could also be imported) with several linestyles. You want to change some objects from dashed to solid style. Right now the only way is to delete the dashed style, and select solid as a new style. But this affects also objects on hidden or locked layers.

 

The slect by tool could use a couple of more selection options. (it used to have a  script option). Like selections of certain faces (normal direction etc.) and the possibility to save selection sets other than objets (points, faces and the like)

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Actually I think, you should be able to select by as many options as possible.

 

Here is an example from rhino, with all possible selecting options. Some icons even have another command stored when using the right mouse button.

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Hi Michael,

 

If you want to edit all the lines of the same style, you can just change that style in the palette -- but we will see if we can add the option to Select By Line Styles in the future.

 

Would anyone else find this useful?

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If I change the style, than

"...this affects also objects on hidden or locked layers"

 

Generally saying, there are way too few selecting options for several tasks (compared to other applications).

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not to be lost in Michael's second post, " i.e. have the transformation being executed relative to their respective axis" is still greatly missed.

 

Gary

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