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Control the Lasso Selection Tool
Tip# 4356 By Levi Connolly On 25-Aug-2014
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Software type : AutoCAD 2015
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Delay the lasso feature from activating so you can quickly use the old rectangle selection method.

If you’ve installed AutoCAD 2015, you’ve probably seen or used the lasso selection method. I love this feature — sometimes.

If you want to use the command, you can toggle between window, crossing selection, and fence selection by pressing the space bar while holding down the left mouse button. Another useful feature that delays the lasso feature from activating, giving you a chance to quickly use the old rectangle selection method, is to set a variable called LassoTimeThreshold. The default setting is 100 ms; I set mine to 1,500 ms. To ensure the correct setting is used, I added the following to my custom LISP file:

(setenv "LassoTimeThreshold" "1500")

Notes from Cadalyst tip reviewer R.K. McSwain: This is a great tip, and one we have not yet heard about. The lasso feature of selecting can initiate sometimes when you don't want it to, and this is the perfect way to delay it just a bit. Experiment with values until you get the right setting for you.


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Comment by Krupa,Ken
Posted on 2014-08-25 13:30:49
Good tip! Thank you.