Win32 and 64, English

Andrzej Kalinowski
Filters selected objects by desired object types, layers, colors, blocks, linetypes, lineweights, linetypescales, or text content of MTEXT and TEXT objects.

General Usage Instructions

Command: FILTER BY (main Command)
This very useful function allows filtering selected objects by picking desired object types, layers, colors,  blocks, line types, line weights, linetypescales or text content from a list in the dialog window. Unlike standard Quickselect this function allows selecting multiple object types in one step. The filter can be done from (and applied to) the current selection or to the entire drawing (if the user selects all fe. by CTRL+A).
To pick multiple types hold the Ctrl button and left-click on desired object types. If the list is long the user can simplify the process of filtering objects by typing the phrases that the items in the list contain. The program will append them to already selected items from the list.
Note: When selecting ALL objects, normally selected are also turned off layers.

Additional shortcut commands available from the keyboard:
Command: FILTERBYAREA    -    Filters selected by chosen area (hatches, polylines, regions, etc.).
Precision is related to the number of digits after coma defined in drawing UNITS (LUPREC system variable).
Command: FILTERBYBLOCK    -  Filters selected by chosen block names.
Command: FILTERBYCOLOR    -  Filters selected by chosen colors.
Command: FILTERBYLAYER    -   Filters selected by chosen layers.
Command: FILTERBYLENGTH    - Filters selection by length. (objects that have a length property).
Precision is related to the number of digits after coma defined in drawing UNITS (LUPREC system variable).


Supported object types of Autodesk® AutoCAD® and AutoCAD verticals:

Line, spline, lwpolyline, polyline, arc, circle, ellipse, aecb_ductflex, aecb_pipefitting, aecb_pipe, aecb_duct, aecb_ductfitting, aecb_pipecustomfitting,  aecb_ductcustomfitting,aec_wall, aecb_conduitfitting, aecb_cabletray, aecb_conduit, aecb_cabletrayfitting, aecb_wire, aecb_schematic, aecb_schematicsymbol, aecb_schematic_pipe, aecb_schematicpipefitting

Command: FILTERBYLINETYPE    -    Filters selection by chosen line types
Command: FILTERBYLINETYPESCALE    -    Filters selected by chosen Linetype scales
Command: FILTERBYLINEWIEGHT    -    Filters selectied by chosen Lineweights
Command: FILTERBYOBJECTTYPE    -    Filters selected by chosen object types
Command: FILTERBYTEXTCONTENT    -    Filters TEXT, MTEXT, and MULTILEADER objects selected by content.

Command aliases:
The application comes with the long command names listed above. To create your own short aliases for these commands, go to ACAD.PGP file or Menu Manage->Customization->Edit aliases->Edit Aliases. 

All AutoCAD versions and vertical programs.


Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


This function allows the user to filter selection by choosen object types, layers, colors, blocks, linetypes, lineweights or linetypescales


The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from the Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10/11) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

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Version History

Version Number Version Description


Added 2025 support.


Updated to Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2023 (No change in Version Number).


Updated to Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2022(No change in Version Number)


First release.
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