Jim Allen wrote:The symbol issue is that you can't select them by area or fence by just enclosing the insertion point. I think it was brought up on this forum before. Now you have to enclose the whole symbol.
You have to use F1 Crossing to pick by just the insertion point when using Area/Fence by default now. There was a change back in v16 that kind of started the changing on how symbol insertion points are handled for Area/Fence.
v.16 release notes wrote:9) The manner in which symbols are selected when using "Fence" with "Crossing" enabled has been adjusted. Previously, the symbol would only be selected if the insertion point was within the Fence boundary, even with "Crossing" turned on. Now, the symbol will be selected if the Fence boundary crosses any part of the symbol, similar to the way Area/Crossing selection works.
New Crossing Fence=TRUE
When absent or TRUE(default), DataCAD uses the new Fence/Crossing selection method on symbols. When FALSE, DataCAD uses the previous Fence/Crossing selection method on symbols.
This was a step in the right direction but this led to an issue where Area/Fence with crossing selections were made and selecting symbols who's insertion point were away from the bulk of the symbols entities and symbols would be unexpectedly selected sometimes without the users knowledge because the "boundary" of a symbol was crossed. There was some back and forth here on the forum on what would be the preferred method and it was settled on that symbols would be selected for Area/Fence by either of the following methods.
- Encompass the entire symbol and insertion point within the selection
- Use crossing to cross any part of the symbol, including the insertion point.
You can see if changing the line to New Crossing Fence=FALSE
and see if that will work for you. Not sure if that INI option is still valid but I would guess it is. I think the above is accurate, someone please correct me if I have something wrong. Hope that helps shed some light on things.