Selecting Entities for Modification

You must specify one or more entities for most editing commands. Selecting entities effectively helps you modify them efficiently. For example, you can specify a group of entities and apply a modification command to the entire group, called a selection set.

You can also create entity selection filters you use to create selections based on criteria like entity types and entity properties.

A more direct way of manipulating drawing entities is to use EntiyGrips instead of commands. EntiyGrips are small handles that appear when you click an entity.

You cannot achieve everything with modifying commands, but you can do fundamental operations like stretching, moving, mirroring, rotating, and scaling drawing entities.

The following topics discuss these methods: