The Selection Manager helps you understand the possible single or multiple selection inputs required by a command to perform an operation in Inventor Fusion.
The Selection Manager contains a slot for each type of selection, and provides information about the selection inputs.
Pause the cursor over a selection slot, and the entities selected for it highlight.
Click a particular selection slot to activate it. The selections performed from this point onwards are considered for this active selection type.
Entity selected for Profile highlights.
Entity selected for Axis highlights.
Extrude command requires one selection. Selection Manager displays a single slot.
Revolve command requires two selections. Selection Manager displays two slots
First slot in Revolve represents selection for Revolve Profile
Second slot in Revolve represents selection for Revolve Axis
The Profile for this revolve is not selected. The indicator for the selection displays in red.
The Profile for this revolve is selected. The indicator for the selection displays in white.
When a command requires multiple input selections, at any given time, one of the selections behaves as the active selection. This means that the selection made is used for the active selection type.
The Selection Manager automatically sets the active selection based on the user input in most of the cases. The active selection displays as a blue slot in the Selection Manager. If the Selection Manager cannot automatically decide on the active selection, you can click the selection slot to do so.
For certain commands, such as Extrude, Revolve, Sweep, and Loft, a facility is provided to define the component to which the output of the command belongs to. This selection is called Join to target component.
The Join to target component selection slot displays in the Selection Manager. It shows as selection satisfied, since the parent component is taken by default.
A different component is selected for the Join to target component selection, which is now highlighted.
For certain commands, you can define an entity as a limit. The modeling operation executes up to this limit. This selection is the Termination selection. When you choose the To option for a command, this selection type shows up in the Selection Manager.
The To option is chosen for Extrude command. The termination slot displays in Selection Manager.
The selection for Termination is successfully completed. The indicator changes color from red to white.