Draft SubelementHighlight

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Menu location
Modification → Subelement highlight
Draft, Arch
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Draft Edit


The Draft SubelementHighlight.svg SubelementHighlight tool allows you to graphically edit certain properties of the selected object such as:

Unlike the standard Draft Edit, it allows you to edit multiple nodes of multiple objects at the same time.


Editing a wire


  1. Optionally select one or more Draft Lines or Draft Wires, or objects whose DataBase objects are Draft Lines or Draft Wires.
  2. There are several ways to invoke the command:
    • Press the Draft SubelementHighlight.svg Draft SubelementHighlight button.
    • Select the Modification → Draft SubelementHighlight.svg Subelement highlight option from the menu.
    • Use the keyboard shortcut: H then S.
  3. If you have not yet selected an object: select an object in the 3D view.
  4. The selected objects are made visible (if required), their ViewLine Color and ViewPoint Color are changed to red, and their ViewPoint Size is changed to 10.
  5. It is advisable to now deselect the existing selection, for example by clicking a random point in the 3D view.
  6. Select one or more subelements, edges or points, of the objects that have been marked in red.
  7. Invoke Draft Move, Draft Rotate or Draft Scale.
  8. Toggle subelement mode in the task panel of that command by checking the Modify subelements checkbox.
  9. Modify the selected sublements and complete the Draft modify command.
  10. Press Esc to revert the temporary visual changes of the objects.

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