The Select tool is found at the top of the SmartPanel to the left of your workspace along with other commonly used tools.
The Select button is always highlighted yellow unless one of the other tools is chosen.
The Select tool allows you to select one object at a time, but gives you options for other types of selections.
To select multiple objects within your workspace at once, choose Select Multiple from the Select drop-down menu.
This activates the selection tool and allows for more than one object to be selected. Click on the multiple objects within your workspace that you wish to be selected.
Tip: When using the normal selection tool, you can hold down the Shift or CTRL key on your keyboard to turn on Select Multiple Mode.
To select all objects in your workspace, choose Select All.
To select all lines in your workspace, choose Select All Lines.
To select all shapes in your workspace, choose Select All Shapes.
Using your mouse you can trace an imaginary “box” around the group of objects you want to select. Click in an empty area of the page, hold the mouse button down, and drag the mouse until the dotted box encloses the objects you want to select:
Then release. All of the objects inside the box will be selected:
To delete a shape from your workspace, first, click on the desired shape, then choose to Delete Selected from the Select drop-down menu. You can also use the Delete or Backspace key to delete the shape.
Selecting Entire Sections of a Diagram
In diagrams drawn using SmartDraw's line draw tool like flowcharts, electrical circuit diagrams, software diagrams, and network designs, you can choose to click on a line and select shapes to the left or right of your selection.
This makes it easier to move entire sections of your diagram in one swoop to make room to insert new shapes without too much manual repositioning.
Right-click on a line and under Select Shapes choose Select shapes to the left or Select shapes to the right.
For example, let's say you need to move all the shapes to the right of the first shape in a flowchart to make room to insert a new shape. You could select each shape individually using the Ctrl key or try to draw a selection box around the group, but one method is too tedious and the other is too imprecise.
Instead, right-click on the line between the two shapes and choose Select shapes to the right from the Select Shapes menu. Now you can easily move an entire section of your diagram.