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Selecting is the process of choosing an object in your design (e.g. a pad or trace) to prepare to make a change to the object. You can select any object or group of objects. For example you might want to select a trace in order to change it's width.

alt To select an individual object:
  1. On the left toolbar choose the Selection tool or press the S or Esc key.
  2. Position the mouse cursor over the object to select.
  3. Click the left mouse button. The color of the object will change.
alt To select multiple objects:
  1. On the left toolbar choose the Selection tool or press the S or Esc key.
  2. While holding the Ctrl key click each object.
  3. To remove an object from the selection, while holding down the Ctrl key click again on the object.

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  1. On the left toolbar choose the Selection tool.
  2. Drag a rectangle around the objects.
alt To select a footprint's pad or text item (name):
  1. On the left toolbar choose the Selection tool.
  2. Click on the footprint's pad or text item (name).
alt To move a footprint's or pad's name:
  1. Zoom to the footprint's or pad's name.
  2. On the left toolbar choose the Selection tool.
  3. While holding the Alt key drag the name.
alt To select the name of an individual pad (pad designator):
  1. Zoom the drawing to see the name of the pad.
  2. On the left toolbar choose the Selection tool.
  3. While holding the Alt key click the pad name.