Everyone familiar with this little guy?
This control defines what happens when you click on an element and drag while holding the button down. It defaults to being enabled.
- When enabled the element under the mouse down action will be selected and then moved as you drag.
- When not enabled the mouse-down/drag/mouse up will select elements only and will not move any selected elements in the same action.
I'm interested in how many people use this setting. I know one may disable it to try and pick elements that are located over another larger element such as an imported image or import. The aim is to avoid picking and dragging the background element while making a window selection of a smaller group of elements.
Lets imagine this control is un-checked and removed from Revit.
- You can still select elements then drag them - just not in the same action.
- Accidental drags are prevented which is good as this can often cause long regen times and slow tasks
What are the downsides? Please share any you see. Is drag/move even useful given the lack of accuracy?
FYI, I am looking into this as part of research into face selection. It is a well known issue that having to pick elements by their edges and tabbing to do so is a usability and learning issue. Allowing face selection, however, will increase the potential to accidentally drag elements on selection.
BTW to preview face selection it currently works on the Part category.