SketchUp Select Tool: Adding and subtracting from a selection set

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Adding and subtracting from a selection set

The Select tool can be used with one or more keyboard modifiers to add or remove entities from a selection set.

Adding to the selection set

Press and hold the Ctrl (Microsoft Windows) or Option (Mac OS X) key (the cursor will change to an arrow with a plus sign) while clicking on additional entities to add entities, one-by-one, to the selection set. Or, press and hold the Shift key (the cursor will change to an arrow with a plus and minus signs) while clicking on additional entities to add entities, one-by-one, to the selection set.

Changing selection status for an entity (Shift)

Press and hold the Shift key (The cursor will change to an arrow with plus and minus signs) while clicking on entities to invert the selection status of the entity (currently selected entities will become unselected, unselected entities will be come selected).

Subtracting from the selection set

Press and hold the Shift and Ctrl (Microsoft Windows) or Option (Mac OS X)keys simultaneously (the cursor will change to an arrow with a minus sign) while clicking on currently selected entities to remove entities from the selection set. Or, press and hold the Shift key (the cursor will change to a plus sign and minus sign) while clicking on currently selected entities to remove the entities, one-by-one, from the selection set.



Tip: Use the Group entity to group items within a selection set as a temporary way of quickly reselecting the same group of items. See the Group entity for additional information.