I'm currently working with tiled objects (objects that themselves consist of many more smaller objects) with Inkscape. Now it would be so much more easier to not have to select manually all tiles I want to do the same operation with (for example colour, remove) but to be able to select them according to a path that I can paint across/overlay the objects with. Here is a picture of what I'm trying to do:
Draw a path on top of objects.
Colour all objects that the path overlays.