Select objects

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Select objects

There are several modes that you can use to select objects in the 3D model view. These include a single selection mode, an area selection mode, and an assembly selection mode.

Parent topic: Work with 3D models

Select single objects

  1. Ensure that is selected on the ribbon, or select it.
  2. Click an object in the model to select it.

    If you want to select multiple objects separately, hold down Shift and pick the objects.

    If you want to remove single objects from your selection, hold down Ctrl and pick the objects.

Select all objects in a particular area

  1. On the ribbon, select Area Selection.
  2. Do any of the following:

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    Select the objects entirely within the area

    1. Hold down the left mouse button.

    2. Drag the mouse from left to right to create a rectangle around the desired area.

    3. Release the left mouse button.

    Select the objects entirely and partly within the area

    1. Pick a point in the model, and hold down the left mouse button.

    2. Drag the mouse from right to left to create a rectangle around the desired area.

    3. Release the left mouse button.

Select assemblies

When the assembly selection mode is activated, selecting an object automatically selects the assembly that the object belongs to. Note that this only applies if the object belongs to an assembly. Otherwise, the object itself is selected.

  1. On the ribbon, select Object selection mode.
  2. Select an object in the model.