There are multiple ways to select 3D parts in the 3D Model Tree panel and 3D Model Window.
Select the desired parts in the 3D Model Tree panel.
- Click to select a single part.
- Hold down the CTRL key to multi-select parts one at a time.
- Hold down the SHIFT key to select a range of parts.
Note: Selecting a part in the tree will select all of the children parts in that branch of the model tree.
- Click any part to select a single part.
- Hold down the SHIFT key to continue selecting additional parts.
- Hold down the SHIFT+CTRL keys to unselect a single part.
Click Select from the Mouse Interaction menu.
- Hold down the CTRL key to draw a spherical shaped selection area.
- Hold down the CTRL+ALT keys to draw a cube shaped selection area.
You can also use the ALT key to select parts without using Select.
- Hold down the ALT key and draw a rectangle to select parts.
The direction the selection area is drawn affects whether a part is selected when it is enclosed within or intersects the area.
- Drawing left to right will require that the parts being selected are completely enclosed by the selection area.
- Drawing right to left will only require that the box makes contact with the part.
Single parts can be selected or unselected after drawing a selection area by holding down SHIFT or SHIFT+CTRL when clicking on the part.
3D parts can be selected, copied, and then pasted to create a new 3D model window. This is useful if you want to create a new 3D model window of a small section of a larger model, for example to use as an RFI.
To paste parts into a new 3D model window:
- Select the parts using any of the methods described above.
- Right-click on one of the selected parts and select Copy.
- Move the cursor outside the 3D model window.
- Go to Edit > Paste or press CTRL+V.
Click and drag a rectangle to define the area of the 3D model to be pasted. The Add 3D Content dialog box appears.
- By default, the views and the default display settings are copied from the original file. You can change any of these, if desired.
- Click OK.
Use the 3D Editor to the edit the size or location of the new 3D model window.