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Select a feature from overlapping features

When you click the map to select a feature, a small button or chip Switch Selection appears if there are multiple selectable features under the location where you clicked. The selection chip allows you to refine the selection and choose the exact feature you want to select. It appears when you click the map to select features and does not show up when you drag a box to select features.

Click the button to cycle the selection to the next coincident feature, or click the arrow to view a list of the features from which you can select. As you rest your pointer over a feature, the active feature flashes so you can see it more easily on the map. After you decide which feature you want, click it in the list to select it on the map.

In addition to the selection chip, you can press the N key to cycle through the choices to select the next coincident feature. You can press the N key as many times as you need to select the feature you want.

  1. On the Map tab, in the Selection group, click the Select drop-down menu and click Select By Rectangle Select.
  2. Click the map to select a feature. If there are other selectable features where you clicked, the selection chip Change Selection appears.
  3. Click the button to cycle through the choices. This deselects the feature on top and selects the next feature underneath it.
  4. Click the arrow to view a list of the features from which you can select.
  5. Rest your pointer over a feature in the list to flash it on the map.
  6. Click the feature in the list you want to select.

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