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Selecting Points

  

Points must be selected before they can be moved, scaled, or rotated. Points can be selected in several different ways, depending on what is most convenient for the current situation.

Before points can be selected, the Edit Points button must be pressed to turn on point editing mode. See Editing Points for more information.

Selecting Points

To select points one at a time:

1.   Move your mouse over the point you wish to select, and click the left mouse button. The point will turn red to indicate it is selected.

2.   If you wish to select additional points, hold the Shift key on your keyboard while clicking on the other points you want selected.

To select points using a selection rectangle:

1.   Adjust your view until all of the points you wish to select are clearly visible.

2.   Click and hold the left mouse button, then move your mouse to create a “selection rectangle”. Once the rectangle fully encloses the points you want to select, release the left mouse button.

To select all points in the object:

1.   Click Edit and Select all.

2.   Every point in the current object will be selected.

Deselecting Points

To deselect points one at a time:

1.   Move your mouse over the red point that you wish to deselect, and click the left mouse button. The point will turn yellow to indicate it is not selected.

2.   If you wish to deselect additional points, hold the Shift key on your keyboard while clicking on the other points you want deselected.

To deselect all points:

1.   Click Edit and Select None.

- OR -

2.   Move your mouse over an empty area of your design that does not contain any points.

3.   Click the left mouse button to deselect all points.

Any selection change can be undone by clicking Undo, or pressing Ctrl + Z on your keyboard.

Points that are not selected are yellow, while selected points are red. The picture below shows an example of a deck with two selected points.

deck design curve types

See also:

Editing Points
Moving Points
Rotating Points
Scaling Points
Inserting & Deleting Points
Beveling Corners
Rounding Corners
Using Automatic Dimensions
Undoing and Redoing Changes