appending an object

when appending an object into a scene how do you select the object if it is made up of mulitple parts? I have a model made up of hundreds of parts and I don’t think I’m supposed to spend 5 minutes shift clicking each part in order to append it into another scene.

I have just moved from 2.49 to 2.57 so please forgive my noobish question.

‘A’ to select all or hold LMB and drag to box select

I think you may want to address the reason your model has hundreds of parts…That’s an awful lot. Certainly there are parts that can be joined?

Alternatively, make all of those parts members of a group and append the group.

Box select! Why didn’t I think of that?! Group appending is another good solution, thanks guys!