Shift to Deselect Objects Doesn't Work

Issue:

You have selected multiple objects and when trying to use the Shift key to deselect objects, it fails to deselect any objects, and you have Raster Design installed or are using Map 3D or Civil 3D.

 

Causes:

This problem can be caused by one of two things (it a toggle that’s turned on)

 

Solution:

First things to try:

Type in MAPIOPTIONS (Civil 3D or Map 3D only)

Navigate to the General Tab and uncheck the Shift+Left Image Select

If behavior continues, type in IOPTIONS

Navigate to the User Preferences Tab and uncheck the Shift+Left Image Select

That should restore the preferred behavior to allow you to use the Shift key to deselect objects.

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Ryan Wunderlich

Sr. Technical Support Specialist<br><br>An AutoCAD Certified Professional, Ryan is responsible for taking client cases and assisting with issues with the software - everything from regular glitches to software deployments and whatever else goes wrong. He's proficient in AutoCAD (including customization), VBA, LISP, and Civil 3D.

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