New type of selection tool
New type of selection tool allows you to draw a rectangle which selects select objects contained in the selection rectangle.
This type is in Affinity Designer, GravitDesigner, CorelDraw, InkScape etc.
In AutoCAD, 2 selection methods exist, and their functionality depends on the direction you draw the selection box.
1) When you drag the selection box from left to right, only objects entirely within the
window will be selected. This is the same as with the Cool Selection plugin The selection box is a solid line.
2) When you drag the selection box from right to left, objects within and crossing the window will be selected. This is how the actual AI Selection Tool works (although by dragging the selection box to any direction. The selection box is a dashed line.
Option 1 is indeed missing from AI.
There is an Illustrator plugin to do this: https://www.cool-selection.com
I can't explain by words, but i've made the video about it:
Please clarify since Illustrator's selection tools already do this.
Just click and drag.