The Pick tool allows you to select one or more patches and apply various actions to it.
Position the mouse over one of the segments of an object.
Do not click in the center of the patch. You must click one of the edges of the patch. You’ll know the object is selected because you’ll see 8 nodes appear that surround the selected object. A 4-arrow crosshair appears in the middle of the select box.
Once the patch is selected you can use any of the options from Selected Segment/Patch Properties in the palette.
To multiple select, hold down the Shift key on your keyboard and click on each object you want to include in the select selection.
To marquee select, press and hold the left mouse button and drag the marquee box around the items you want to include in the selection.
If you have several patches close together and you find it hard to select the patch you want, use the Tab key on your keyboard to move the selection from one patch to the next.