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In editor we are capable of selecting all blocks and entities of the same type by holding ctrl and double clicking the left mouse button. This is quite a handy feature, and because of this a thought occurred to me. Would it be possible to select multiple entities based on their color in the same manner? I know some entities have several different colors, but what I mean is for instance if you wanted to change a certain shade of blue in multiple entity types to a certain shade of grey or red as an example. Perhaps this could be implemented with the paintbrush tool somehow in editor? Just a suggestion. Not sure how complicated the programming for that would be. 

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This would be great might be annoying if you have the same colour elsewhere though, may I suggest the painting of groups? although this would require you to be very careful in how you create your groups...

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4 hours ago, Oliver Hope said:

This would be great might be annoying if you have the same colour elsewhere though

Actually that is what I would like. When I make ships for instance I use several different entities and have them the same color. It would be awesome to choose them all and change the shade instead of choosing certain entity types....which I don't always want the same color and it forces me to de-select the entities in the same manner you mention. For instance If I have 20 grey pier pieces and 20 blue pier pieces and I want to change the shade of the blue ones but leave the grey, ctrl double clicking chooses all the pier pieces instead of the colored pieces I am trying to change. If I could choose by color as an option it would eliminate the steps of choosing all 40 and deselecting the ones I don't want to change.

Perhaps a good work-around would be to choose all the entity types by ctrl double click, then have an option to only select the entities with a certain color? Sort of a happy middle ground? I dunno...again not sure how complicated the programming would be

Also I rarely use groups because most of the stuff I make is for blueprint purposes and groups and welds do not blueprint.  ( I tend to forget when I am using groups and it makes me go through several steps because I forgot to break the group or unweld LOL). Until they allow groups in blueprints I will avoid it.

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