Edit Bar controls: Command, Add, Subtract, Retain, Group select always
This tool allows you to select entities by either picking them individually or by drawing a rectangular window around them.
You can pick directly on a single entity. Alternatively if you pick away from any entities, this is taken to be one corner of the rectangular area and you should then pick the opposite corner of the area. All entities totally within the area will be selected. If the Group select always option is switched on then you will always need to identify a rectangular area.
You can modify the operation of this and most other selection tools with the Shift and Control keyboard keys. You can also make use of saved Select Expressions via the Command, Add, Subtract and Retain edit bar controls.
TIP: The Select And Drag tool is a more versatile tool for entity selection.
Related topics: Selecting Entities