Transform - Select Contained / Containing

Select Contained within will select all objects in the target set that are entirely contained within an object in the source / argument box set. Select Containing will select all objects in the target set that completely contain any object in the source / argument box set.

 

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Suppose we have a saved selection called Durango that selects the province of Durango in Mexico.

 

Select Contained within

 

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Running Select Contained within selects the two points and the line that are entirely within Durango.

 

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Select Containing

 

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Suppose we have another layer in the map containing circular areas. Running Select Containing selects the large circular area that entirely contains Durango.

 

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See Also

 

Select Adjacent to

Select Intersecting

Select Touching