How do I select and format groups of objects on a diagram?
You must be in Edit Mode to format objects.
To select a single object, left-click on the object. You can then format the object by using the options available from the Format menu.
To select multiple objects use Shift Select, Select Region, or Select by Criteria (see below); then use the options available on the Format menu to format all selected objects simultaneously.
- Shift Select
Hold down the Shift key then left click on each object you wish to select. If you want to unselect one of the objects you have selected, continue holding down the shift key and click on that object again.
- Select Region
Click the Select Region button from the edit toolbar or choose Edit >> Select Region. Next, click and hold down the left mouse button then drag your cursor to create a rectangular region. Let go of the left mouse button and all objects inside the region will be selected. Note: a diagram must be the active window in order to use this tool. If (for example) a case information display is the active window, the Select Region option and toolbar button will be disabled.
- Select by Criteria
The Select by Criteria dialog allows you to select multiple objects based on options such as object type, area, zone, layer, nominal kv, etc… For example, you could use this tool to select all transmission lines, transformers and line flow pie charts in area ABC having nominal voltages between 200 and 300 kV.
Click the Select by Criteria button on the edit toolbar, or choose Edit >> Select by Criteria to open the dialog. Note: a diagram must be the active window in order to use this tool. If (for example) a case information display is the active window, the Select by Criteria option and toolbar button will be disabled.
July 3, 2012