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This feature enables you to select individual design objects in the current document. Certain design objects, once selected, can then be changed graphically with respect to their size and/or shape.
This feature is accessed in the Schematic Editor and Schematic Library Editor by clicking on a placed design object.
Position the cursor over the object you wish to select/graphically change then click. The object will become selected and editing handles will be shown at various editing points around the object. To change the shape and/or size of the object, click & drag an editing handle. The exact nature of the change will depend on the object you are editing.
- The selected object will be highlighted in the selection color defined in the Selections field of the Color Options region on the Schematic - Graphical Editing page of the Preferences dialog.
- Not all objects have properties that can be graphically edited. Net labels, components, design directives, etc., are a fixed size and shape. Using this feature will cause objects of these types to be selected only.
- The default behavior to focus a single design object is click to select. This can be changed by enabling the Shift Click To Select option on the Schematic - Graphical Editing page of the Preferences dialog. Click the associated Primitives button to access the Must Hold Shift To Select dialog from where you can configure which design objects require a Shift+click to select them and which can be selected with only a click.
- Where a group of objects overlap, use the command repeatedly to cycle through the objects, selection-wise, with the object at the front selected first then the object drawn next behind it selected, and so on.