First thank you all for the relatively large amount comments on the previous selection post (Press & Drag) that can still be found here. Again the best comments explain why you use it one way or another since that helps us understand how to best support your tasks and uncover patterns of usage.
In this post I want to briefly talk about Chain Select This is the behavior that allows you to select a contiguous set of connected lines. Revit does not have a polyline element so this is one way to speed multi-segment selection.
In the Massing environment the preference is to always select the chain or loop. Tab will select individual sub elements of the chain. This is 180 degrees opposite from the project environment where individual elements are given preference and you must tab to select the chain.
Each behavior has its benefits yet having two opposing behaviors can lead to frustration and slow learning. Is this the case in the field? Do you prefer one behavior over the other? Why? Do we need a setting to control this? can one behavior serve both environments?
I look forward to the discussion.