SelectionFilter

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Selection Filter

Filter

The SelectionFilter command opens the Selection Filter controls. The Selection Filter restricts any selection mode (SelWindow, SelCrossing, SelAll, etc.) to specified object types.

Selection Filter options

Points (Points/Vertices)

Restricts the selection to point objects.

Polysurfaces

Restricts selection to polysurface objects.

Lights

Restricts selection to light objects.

Point clouds

Restricts selection to point cloud objects.

Curves

Restricts the selection to curve objects.

Meshes

Restricts the selection to mesh objects.

SubDs

Restricts the selection to SubD objects.

Blocks

Restricts selection to block instances.

Hatches

Restricts selection to hatch objects.

Surfaces

Restricts selection to surface objects.

Annotations

Restricts the selection to Dimensions, Leaders, Dots, and Text.

Control points

Restricts the selection basically to any points that can be turned on.

For example, curve control points or edit points.

Others

Restricts the selection to any object types not listed above.

Disable

Turns off selection filters.

Checking all checkboxes also turns off selection filters.

Sub-objects (When enabled)

Click to select a sub-object. Ctrl+Shift+click to select the top object.

Points/Vertices

Restricts selection to points and polysurface/mesh/SubD vertices.

Curves/Edges

Restricts selection to sub-curves, polysurface/mesh/SubD edges.

Surfaces/Faces

Restricts selection to polysurface/mesh/SubD faces.

Examples

To select only red points

  1. Enable Points only.
  2. Use the SelColor command to select red objects.
    Only red points are selected.

To window-select only curves

  1. Enable Curves only.
  2. Window select objects.
    Only curves within the selection window are selected.

One-shot selection filters

You can restrict selection only for the next selection operation.

Example

  1. Move the mouse cursor over the Selection Filter bar.

  2. Press Ctrl or Shift.

    All checkboxes are temporarily cleared.

  3. Click the Curves box.

  4. Select objects.

    Only curves will be selected. The filter then returns to the previous state.

Control actions

To clear all but one filter

To restore the previous set of filters

To clear / enable all filters

Select sub-parts with a command-line filter

Command-line selection filters work on a more limited set of sub-objects for commands that ask you to select objects after the command starts (post-select). These commands let you use filters to pick a sub-part of an object or specific objects rather than the whole object.

To select a sub-part of an object as input to a command, type

Sub-object parts can be selected and de-selected using capture tools: SelWindow and SelCrossing, Lasso, SelBrush, SelCircular, SelBoundary, SelVolumeSphere, and SelBox.

SelectionFilterEdges

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Select SubD

SubD Tools

Not on menus.

The SelectionFilterEdges command restricts selection to edges of surfaces, meshes, and SubDs.

See also

SelectionFilter

Restrict a selection mode to specified object types.

Sub-object selection

SelectionFilterFaces

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Select SubD

SubD Tools

Not on menus.

The SelectionFilterFaces command restricts selection to surfaces, mesh faces, and SubD faces.

See also

SelectionFilter

Restrict a selection mode to specified object types.

Sub-object selection

SelectionFilterVertices

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Select SubD

SubD Tools

Not on menus.

The SelectionFilterVertices command restricts selection to object grips.

See also

SelectionFilter

Restrict a selection mode to specified object types.

Sub-object selection

Draw lines and curves

SelectionFilterNone

Toolbar

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Select SubD

SubD Tools

Select

Not on menus.

The SelectionFilterNone command resets the filter settings. Object selection returns to the default behavior.

See also

SelectionFilter

Restrict a selection mode to specified object types.

Sub-object selection

SelectionFilterToggle

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Not on menus.

F5

The SelectionFilterToggle command cycles sub-object selection filters through surfaces/faces, curves/edges, points/vertices/control points, and none.