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I'm 3Ds Max user trying to make a move to Blender. I use "select similar" function in Max a lot when I need to group similar objects/ polygons into a layer or group for viewport management result and usually get a satisfying results in Max, but NOT in Blender using Shift+G or Shift+L to achieve the same intention. Is there any method I did not know I should learn in Blender to achieve the same result like "select similar" in Max?

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    $\begingroup$ Hi. Can you explain why Shift+G and Shift+L aren't doing what you want? Thanks. $\endgroup$ – Ray Mairlot May 21 at 13:59
  • $\begingroup$ Agree with Ray, What "select similar" does in 3ds max exactly and what's your "intention"? $\endgroup$ – brockmann May 21 at 16:18
  • $\begingroup$ Hi @RayMairlot & brockmann, sorry i must have been explain earlier. Whenever you want to tidy up your viewport & try to group similar object/ poligon into layers, you never have much difficulties to select a bunch of instanced objects converted from other 3d app e.g. SketchUp things like: e.g. bushes, rooster, 2d trees, rocks, and so on.. by using select just one of them then pick "select similar" on right click.. But in Blender i can not found any satisfying result when using Shift+G or Shift+L functions.. perhaps i didn't know how to use the trick with them. $\endgroup$ – ArcAnarki May 23 at 15:19
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Have a look into the Select menu:

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  • $\begingroup$ yea i saw those and didn't much of helps @brockmann $\endgroup$ – ArcAnarki Jun 4 at 20:26
  • $\begingroup$ It's not clear to me what you want. You can create a new collection and put anything you want in there for easy access. Select Linked (Shift-L) is used for selecting things by shared property, such as selecting every mesh object that has the exact same material data-block assigned. I don't know how "Select Similar" worked in Max, not even after reading your explanation. $\endgroup$ – R-800 Jun 4 at 21:19

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