GETSEL (Express Tool)

Creates a selection set of objects based on layer and object type filters.

GETSEL prompts you to specify a layer by selecting an object on that layer, or by entering its name. Then you select an object type. You can press Enter at either prompt to accept all layers or all types of objects.

You access the resulting selection set for a subsequent command at a Select Objects prompt by entering the P (previous) selection option.


A drawing includes a variety of objects on different layers. After you start GETSEL, you respond to the prompts as follows:

Select an object on the Source layer <*>: Select any object on LAYER1

Select an object of the Type you want <*>: Select any LINE object

GETSEL reports that it has collected all LINE objects on layer LAYER1 and placed them in the current selection set.