Can I undo a select or deselect? Or, what do I do if I mess up a complicated selection?

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#1

Let’s say I’m carefully selecting some complicated set of faces. I’m familiar with the various ways of doing that efficiently. But once in a while I’ll make an accidental click outside of my selection and the whole thing goes away. Is there anything I can do in this instance to get my selection back? Or do I have to start all over?

If I Undo, it just undoes the last actual creative decision, does not effect the selection process.


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#2

Check this plugin: Selection Manager .


#3

I’m not sure how to install this. I downloaded the file from your link and they instruct one to just put the text file in the “plugins” folder, but my installation of Sketchup did not add a Sketchup plugins folder. Do you know how I get this to run in the application?


#4

Plugin is a bit old, so you need to do it manually. (notice this file is .rb, -i think- newer ones have .rbz which allows you to auto-install via SketchUp)

Copy the plugin to here:

C:\Users\YOURNAME\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2017\SketchUp\Plugins

then you’re good to go.


#5

Or better yet, download it directly from the Extension store.
https://sketchucation.com/pluginstore?pln=selection_manager
or a more recent one
https://sketchucation.com/pluginstore?pln=tt_selection_memory


#6

You can also try TomThom’s Selection Memory. https://extensions.sketchup.com/sv/content/selection-memory


#7

Interesting topic, thank you all.


#8

Thanks for all the helpful answers!


#9

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