Direction Dependent Selection

Do you know how to select elements in ARCHICAD with the Direction Dependent Selection method? This has been available for a number of versions and is a really useful option – but in the default installation, it is not activated, so you may not even be aware of it.

To activate Direction Dependent Selection, go to the Arrow Tool and click the first button in the Infobox as highlighted below:


There are three options available and each will include elements… 1: if any part or node is included in the selection window (even the tiniest fragment!) 2: only if the entire element is, or all nodes are, included in the selection window 3: depending on the direction you draw the selection window:

  • left to right: the first selection method is used (any part of element)

  • right to left: the second selection method is used (entire element)


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