QCAD Bugtracker

  • Status Closed
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  • Task Type Feature Request
  • Category QCAD (main)
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  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version 3.2.0
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Attached to Project: QCAD Bugtracker
Opened by Roland Schwanzer - 16.08.2013
Last edited by Andrew - 02.12.2013

FS#889 - Filter the current selection to only include entities of a certain type

The property editor should do,
if I change
Selection: All(xx)
by Filtering by Entity Type
Selection: Circle(xx)
only the selected enteties(in this case the circles) should be selected, so we will be able to copy, delete ... directly

Der Eigenschaften Editor sollte wenn die
Auswahl: Alle(xxx) auf z.B.
Auswahl: Kreise (xx) geändert wird
auch nur diese Selektierung in der Zeichnung auswählen um direct kopieren, löschen ... zu können

Closed by  Andrew
02.12.2013 22:20
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Andrew commented on 16.08.2013 09:49

Please note that this would prevent other use cases of the property editor. A user might for example:

  • select some entities in a drawing (e.g. window selection, etc)
  • limit the selection to circles with the property editor
  • change the layer of all circles in the selection to 'circles'
  • limit (the same) selection to lines
  • change the layer of all lines in the selection to 'lines'
  • etc.

Since this suggestion would destroy the original selection, this use case would no longer be possible.

I think the use case of wanting to 'filter the current selection to only include entities of a certain type' should be a separate tool. Using the property editor for this might seem logical for users who are using the property editor a lot. However, a new user who wants to reduce an existing selection to only include circles will likely not look in the property editor for such a tool. The tool should be accessible through the selection menu instead.

-- commented on 16.08.2013 13:47

Yes I can see an advantage of having an extra selection tool to select - by 'entity type', a tool like this would be be most useful if you needed to select e.g. Circles from a whole bunch of other entities either on the same/different layers !
How about a new selection tool that offers a working sequence something like:

1.First select initial entity type.

2.Then choose either:

- select all within range (all Circles of all sizes).
Or select
- select all with same properties.

For me at the moment if I am in this situation I am using either the 'selection widget' (by smf) or I simply select all and use the property editor to filter the selection and put on a new layer.

Husky commented on 16.08.2013 17:53

Yep - I agree with both of you. An extra selection tool would be nice!


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