RfE: switch Select Tool in Move Mode while entities selected

select
move

#1

this would greatly improve the workflow moving objects by simply selecting them and then drag’ndrop them around without the need to select the move tool before.


#2

Don’t know that it’s possible:
If I am in the selection mode and drag, I expect a selection box to select everything I outline in the drag (or everything the bounding box crosses if I drag the other way).
If I use [shift] while dragging, I expect the selection to be added or subtracted from the existing selection. If I use [ctrl] I expect things to be added…

If I am in the move mode and drag, I expect the starting click to be the start point and the release to be the end point. Using [ctrl] I expect to produce a copy and [shift] I expect to constrain.

I don’t see how the mode can be anticipated without a keystroke or button click: just now “m” for move and [space] for select.


#3

yes,

I think if you just [space] to go back to your selection tool
(just switching tools will not unselect the selected elements)
then select more. (with Shift, Ctrl, Alt)
Then [m] for move tool again.
Carry on.


#4

the select tool would simply need to snap to the control points etc. same as the move tool whereas if being in the wild, i.e. nothing around to snap to, a selection bounding box would be created.

if you wanna see how this works at least in 2D, check the trial of DraftBoard Pro f. Win.


#5

Not in favor of this idea.

:-1:


#6

using Move without pre-selection does most of what you seem to want…

I think your proposal would be detrimental to the ease of use already available…

john


#7

I see what you mean; cant say I’m a fan, but I would get used to it.

I think that it would play to the “drag” culture rather than the current “click, move, click” - and that’s a culture that many beginners have to be broken of to get the best out of the program.

Personally I get really annoyed by the rotation handles in the move tool getting in the way of what I’m doing - I can imagine that I would get just as annoyed (or even more so) if things started moving about when I just wanted to select.