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 selection line which intersects them.
You can pick directly on a single entity. Alternatively if you pick away from any entities, this is taken to be one end of the intersection line and you should then pick the other end of the line. All entities intersecting the line will be selected. If the Group select always option is switched on then you will always need to specify a selection line.
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.
Related topics: Selecting