Use the Qselect command, conveniently located in the upper right corner of the Properties palette, to select specified objects in your drawing. You can also type Qselect at the command line.
Caption: Qselect button is at top right of Properties palette.
You can use Qselect to find objects in the entire drawing or in the current selection set. The current selection set option is available only when a selection set has been specified.
Caption: Quick Select will search only the selection set for objects meeting the criteria specified.
Press the Select Objects button if you need to create a selection set while you’re in the command. The Select Objects button is available only when you select Include In New Selection Set and clear Append to Current Selection Set. Whenever Append to Current Selection Set is selected, the filtering criteria is applied to the entire drawing.
Caption: Quick Select dialog box with available object types shown.
Look under Object Type to view available object types. If you are applying the search criteria to the entire drawing, the Object Type list includes all object types, including custom. If not, you’ll see only the object types of the selected objects.
Properties lists all for the selected object type. Once you select a property, you may see additional options to choose from in the Operator and Value windows.
Caption: Properties available for Mtext objects.
Operator specifies the filter range, and options here will vary depending on what property you selected. You will see Equals and Not Equal To. Most properties also have Greater Than and Less Than options. *Wildcard Match is available only for editable text fields. Use the Select All option to ignore all properties filters.
Value specifies the property value for the filter. If there are known values available, they will appear in the pull-down list. Otherwise, enter a value.
Caption: Values appear for certain properties. Here you can select from all named block references in the drawing.
How to Apply indicates whether the new selection set should include or exclude objects that match your search criteria. Select Include in New Selection Set to create a new selection set composed only of objects that match the filtering criteria. Select Exclude from New Selection Set to create a new selection set composed only of objects that do not match the filtering criteria.
Once you’ve set up your search, select OK to proceed.