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AutoCAD from many years ago and selecting the "last" object

AutoCAD from many years ago and selecting the "last" object

Does anyone remember when copy last or move last (etc.) selected the last (most recently drawn) object within the limits of the viewing screen instead of the entire modelspace or current layout? Is there still a command to use this definition of 'last' ... or maybe a script, etc. Sometimes it would be a really handy tool.


RE: AutoCAD from many years ago and selecting the "last" object

If system variable SELECTLASTMODE is set to 0, "last" will select the last viewable. So you could make a script or lisp to set this variable, then issue a "last".

RE: AutoCAD from many years ago and selecting the "last" object

I am curious which ACAD version have you been working with for your question?

RE: AutoCAD from many years ago and selecting the "last" object

Sorry I hadn't got back here for so long. Must have forgot to put notifications on. I'm using AutoCAD LT 2015... which might be why I can't set the system variable SELECTLASTMODE. Others in my office are using the full AutoCAD version (not LT) and do have access to the system variables. Again, thanks CarlB and chicopee for your help!

RE: AutoCAD from many years ago and selecting the "last" object

Is it possible that what you thought was an integrated command (eg: movelast) was actually a button or scripted command starting the move command (for instance) and auto selecting the "Last" selection option then turning control over to you for start and end points ?

If so,
1. run the command eg: MOVE, and select "L" as your select option ...


2. embed a macro'ed command into the running base LISP and/or menu item or button item, with the move command and the last option, naming the command something like MOVELAST, etc. If you don't have access to that approach (-LT), #1. should work for you.

Something like [^c^cmove L \\] or similar.

Good luck and post back with results ?

C Fee

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