Choose the Only button on the General Selection ribbon bar.
Select Only dialog box
|Use this dialog box to set selection masks, which restrict entity selection to defined sets of criteria.
Set the criteria and choose the OK button. This closes the dialog box and lets you manually select any entities in the graphics window that meet the criteria. This masking method, prohibits you from selecting entities that do not match your criteria.
Right-click menu options
Right click in the criteria list area of the Select Only dialog box to access the following menu commands:
Clear All – Clears all items in the current criteria list. Does not effect criteria types not in the active list. (To clear all selection criteria from the Select Only dialog box, click the Clear all masking button.)
Select All – Selects all items in the current criteria list. Does not effect criteria types not in the active list.
Select Entity – Returns you to the graphics window where you can choose an entity upon which your selection criteria will be based.
Hover Preview – Displays the following menu from which you can set options to temporarily display different lists depending on which criteria type button you hover your mouse over: