Of coarse there is the PICKFIRST system variable that lets you select objects first, before starting a command… But here is another option for creating a selection set that is reusable. This command is aptly called the “SELECT” command and is a command in itself.
In this post the Select command will be used to create a selection set and then the selection set will be recalled by using the “Previous” option.
But first, Here’s how to use SELECT:
- SELECT <enter>
- Select objects <enter> when finished selecting objects
- <enter> onve more to accept the selection set.
Note: You will see a total of the selected objects listed in the command line when the select command is finished.
When asked to make a selection set in a command, if you have already made a selection set of objects, you can use those objects by entering P <enter>. This will call the Previously selected objects.
- Start a command that requires you to “select objects:”
- When prompted to “Select objects:”
- P <enter>
- <enter> again to accept the selection set for the command to use.