Object selection

All visible elements of the geometrical model can be easy selected from the screen. Elements of the model, that are available for selection, are highlighted when you hover the mouse pointer on them. The element selecting is performed by the left mouse button click. At any time, one of folders of the geometrical model tree is active. When a geometrical object choosing the parent folder of the object automatically becomes active. Transition to parent group (change of the active folder level) is possible by double-clicking the left mouse button in the graphics window. Thus, the possibility of effective navigating through the model tree without need to resort to the structure of the window realized.

All object modification operations are only performed on selected objects.

To select a part of the model or separate elements it is necessary to activate the group, which includes these geometrical objects, or groups. Then select the desired objects from the list of available objects in the graphic window. If selecting in the graphic window, the <Select> cursor f_clip0516 on the main panel must be switched on or [S] button on keyboard must be hold.

An element in the graphic window can be selected either by single left mouse clicking or by dragging a rectangular area. To use rectangular area selection method, press the left mouse button, hold, and move the mouse. If selecting by clicking in the current view, there can be more than one object selected. The other method is to select the object in the list of available objects in the model structure window.

The normal selection method described above, allows user to define objects singly. To select multiple objects, press and hold the [Ctrl] key. Doing this the newly selected object will be selected but if selected object is selected again then it becomes de-selected. Alternatively, by holding the [Shift] key, the selected object(s) will always be selected.

Another convenient ways to select multiple objects:

  • press and hold [Shift] key and move the mouse with pressed left button above objects you want to select.
  • use [Ctrl]+[Shift]+Double click to select faces that are connected smoothly.

In order to select objects of one type, one should use the <Object selection filter>. With this, only the objects of the required type will be displayed in the model structure window and be selectable in the main graphic window.




See also:

Geometrical model structure