When several elements overlap your Element Information Pop-up will say Multiple Elements (TAB), to cycle through the elements press the TAB key until the desired element is highlighted. Also, remember the quick key to select the element you want. Select the tool in the toolbox hold Shift then click on the element you want.
You can save selections as a hotlinked module or just as a module. Just make a selection and go to File>External Content>Save Selection as Module
Do you know about the Direction Dependent Selection method? This comes in to effect when you draw a selection window. It has been in ArchiCAD for a number of versions now, but is hidden within the Info Box settings of the Arrow Tool… There are three options available and each will include elements… 1: if any part
…this is probably about my most favourite commands of all time. It is really useful for the following… centring elements in the screen prior to saving a new view finding elements in a view after selecting them with Find & Select checking your selection is where you expect it to be To use Zoom to Selection –
Do you know about the Direction Dependent Selection method? This comes in to effect when you draw a selection window. It has been in ArchiCAD for a number of versions now, but is hidden within the Info Box settings of the Arrow Tool… There are three options available and each will include elements… 1:
If you want to move some elements which are on different layers, onto the same layer. Be on the Arrow Tool, select all the elements, in the Info box there is Hammer icon (Edit Selection Set) click on this icon and change the layer within the new dialog box.
Did you know that you can use polygon shaped, or angled selection boxes? Just click in the Info Box, and change the Geometry method.
Using Ctrl+Shift+’ (PC) or Command+Shift+’ (Mac) zooms to the selection. Very useful if you have selected a single object in a large model. Works in 2D and 3D.
If you want to store selections (frequently selected elements) for future use , go to Window > Palettes > Selections to bring up the Selections dialog box. Selections Palette allows you to save any selection made on the Floor Plan, in a Section/Elevation/IE window, or in a Detail/Worksheet drawing.
You can change Selection Methods in ArchiCAD by clicking and holding the mouse button on the first icon in your Info Box. The first option(Partial Element) will select any element that has any part inside the selection box you draw. The second option(Entire Element) will only select elements that are entirely enveloped in your selection