Selection commands

Selection commands

Mechanical designs often have many objects in the canvas which can make selecting the appropriate object difficult.

Mechanical designs often have many objects in the canvas which can make selecting the appropriate object difficult.

The Select Other navigation commands in Inventor Fusion help you to select obscured or difficult-to-select geometry. The different options for the Select Other are accessible through a glyph which can be seen when you hover the cursor over a face/edge. This face/ edge is termed as the root face/ edge.

Selection commandsSelect Other while hovering over a face

Selection commands

Select Other while hovering over an edge

Click the glyph to see the fly-out menu containing the following options:

1 By Depth

2 Neighbor

3 Feature

4 Parent Component

Selection commands

The Parent Component option directly selects the component which is the parent for the face edge. When you select By Depth, Neighbor, or Feature, a selection strip is displayed. The strip contains several frames each representing a possible selection.

Selection commands

When you hover over a frame in the selection strip, the corresponding element is highlighted in the model. When you click a frame in the selection strip, the corresponding element is selected.

By Depth Selection

When you choose the ‘By Depth selection, eligible faces/ edges/ work planes/ work axes/ work points/ profiles that are partially or wholly obscured by the selected element are listed on the selection strip.

Selection commandsIn the following example, eligible faces with different depth order are listed in the selection strip.

Selection commandsWhen you highlight the first frame in the Z Depth selection strip, the front most overlapping face element is also highlighted.

Selection commands

The next frame selected in the strip causes an eligible element with a different Z Depth to be highlighted.

Neighbor Selection

When you choose the Topological Neighbor selection, eligible elements that are topologically connected to the root face/ edge are listed on the selection strip. For the root face, list of connected edges and edge loops is displayed while for a root edge a list of connected faces is displayed.

Selection commandsIn the following example, the topological neighbors of a root face are listed in the selection strip. The last item in the strip represents all the edge loops connected with the root face.

Selection commandsWhen you highlight a frame in the selection strip, the corresponding edge element is also highlighted.

Selection commands

The last frame causes all edge loops to be highlighted.

Feature Selection

When you choose the Feature selection, eligible feature objects that are partially or wholly obscured by the selected element are listed on the selection strip.

Selection commandsIn the following example, both the extrusion and the fillet are eligible features. The icons on the selection strip make it easy to identify the features by type.

Selection commandsThe icon in the selected frame in the selection strip identifies the extrude feature.

Selection commands

The icon in the selected frame in the selection strip represents the fillet feature.

Parent Component Selection

When you choose the Parent Component Selection, the parent component for the root face/edge gets selected. It is a short cut way to select the parent component of an entity.

Selection commandsIn the following example, the parent component of the root face gets selected.

Selection commandsThe parent component option from the fly-out was selected for the root face. Consequently the parent component of the root face is selected.

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