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Basic Select Techniques in CC3+ (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this 2-part series on Basic Select Techniques in CC3+, we covered a lot.

If you practiced, you should have gained finer and finer control over the entities that you selected. You started by picking up everything on the map and progressed to being able to select and deselect specific entities until you only had a single entity selected.

There are, however, some situations where more specialized, but still fundamental, techniques are required.

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ProgramData Example Maps Missing

Great. Now, I'm lost.  The path was right here a moment ago.
Great. Now, I’m lost. The path was right here a moment ago.

Hey there Dear Readers.  Sorry to interrupt the 2-part series we’ve got going on Basic Select Techniques in CC3+ (Part 2 coming soon) but I wanted you to know about this situation I recently ran into with the ProgramData folder. Read on!  

Excuse me.  Yeah.  Hi.  Got a minute?  I was wondering if you could help me. I seem to have lost my…um…my ProgramData folder? (winces).  I swear it was just here a minute ago.  Do you mind if I take a look at yours?

Oh.

You can’t find yours either?  Dang.  I don’t know about yours, but mine had all these Campaign Cartographer 3+ Example maps in it. Since I’m new to Campaign Cartographer and really trying to…you know…master it, it would be great to have them.  I can’t follow the examples in the User Guide without them.

Oh, wait, there it is! See it?  You don’t? Here, let me show you…

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Basic Select Techniques in CC3+ (Part 1)

Dave the Minion Says "Whaaaaat?"
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

My oldest boy is a geek like his dad – he’s getting into Tabletop Roleplaying Games, I have to stay on my toes to beat him at Dominion or Netrunner, he’s into robots, and does some programming.  He’s competing this year in FIRST Lego League with 7 other boys from his school.  His team placed in their regional competition and are going to the state competition on February 7th.  I’m the Assistant Coach.  The team has been practicing about 12 hours a week for the past month.

Why am I telling you this? Because when I want to do something as basic as select a symbol or other entity on a map, I don’t have a lot of time to mess around.  My guess is that you don’t either and if the simple things aren’t simple, you’ll get frustrated and give up on Campaign Cartographer and miss out on the beautiful maps you could produce with it.

This past Sunday I intended to start making some maps; instead of making maps, I learned an awful lot about how to select objects on a map…and I’m going to share what I learned with you.

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