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While working with parts, you often select features for editing, faces for creating new sketches, or edges for creating new features, such as chamfers and fillets. Inventor LT provides four selection modes: Select Bodies, Select Features, Select Faces, and Select Sketches. Access these commands on the Quick Access Toolbar.
Use the Select command
The Select command highlights and selects objects in the graphics window of a part or drawing. The selection priority can be changed by setting the select mode.
How selection filters affect selections in a part document:
How selection filters affect selections in a drawing document:
- Click the arrow next to the Select command and select the mode from the list.
- Select the object in the graphics window. To select multiple objects, either Shift-click or CTRL-click unselected objects to add them to the selection set.
- If the object selected is not the one desired, right-click, choose Select Other, and use the arrows to switch between selections.
Cancel object selections
Either left-click or SHIFT-click anywhere in the graphics window but not on an object. This action cancels the selection of all selected objects.
Remove objects from the selection set
Either SHIFT-click or CTRL-click previously selected objects. All other objects are unaffected.
Use alternate methods to select and unselect objects
- Press the spacebar to cycle through available selections.
- If available, roll the mouse wheel to cycle through available selections.
- Select or unselect multiple objects at the same time by using a window-selection method. See Select objects with a selection window.
Select objects with a selection window
Use the pointer to window-select objects in the graphics area. The window selection methods work in Part Sketch, Drawing, and Drawing Sketch.
Show Me how to select sketch geometry
Select objects enclosed by a selection window
- Position the pointer slightly above and to the left of the left-most object to select.
- Click and drag the pointer slightly below and to the right of the right-most object that you want to select.
All objects that are enclosed within the rectangle are selected and highlighted.
Select objects enclosed and intersected by a selection window
- Position the pointer slightly below and to the right of the right-most object to select.
- Click and drag the pointer slightly above and to the left of the left-most object that you want to select.
All objects that are enclosed within and intersected by the rectangle are selected and highlighted.
Add or remove objects from the selection set using a selection window
Hold the Shift key, click, and drag to encompass a specified area. This action selects all previously unselected objects in the selection window and leaves the others unchanged.
Hold the Ctrl key, click, and drag to encompass a specified area. This action inverts the selection status of all objects in the selection window. In other words, the action selects all previously unselected objects and unselects all previously selected objects.
Select multiple objects in a drawing view
Use one of these two methods:
NoteTo remove an object from a selection set, press and hold down SHIFT while you click one or more objects to remove.
Part Select command
Sets the selection mode and selects the elements to work with in part modeling.
| ||Select Bodies|
Sets the command to select solid or surface bodies on the part.
Sets the command to select features on the part. You can highlight and select features or the individual curves that define features.
Sets the command to select faces and edges on the part.
Sets the command to select sketch geometry used to create features. You can also highlight and select sketches or the individual curves that define sketches.
Drawing Select command
Sets the selection mode and filter set, and selects the elements to work with in drawings.
On the Quick Access toolbar, click the arrow on the Select command.
Sets the mode for selecting elements of parts in drawing views.
Select Edge Priority sets the command to select edges on parts.
Select Feature Priority sets the command to select features on parts.
Specifies a filter set that determines which elements can be selected when working in a drawing. You can customize the filter sets using the Select Filters option. Click a filter set to apply it.
Edit Select Filters opens the Select Filters dialog box, where you can specify filters to activate for each filter type. All filters are listed, and can be selected or deselected as desired.
Select All applies all selected filters in all filter types to elements in a drawing.
Layout filter type activates the specified filter types to apply to drawing views.
Detail filter type applies a filter set to select details such as dimensions, centerlines, center marks, and text, but suppresses selection of other elements such as symbols.
Custom filter type applies a customized filter set.
Specifies the elements that can be selected when using the Select command filter sets in drawings.
On the Quick Access toolbar, click the arrow on the Select command and then click Edit Select Filters.
Specifies the Custom, Detail, or Layout, filter set to change. Click the arrow and select the filter set from the list.
Lists the filters available for the selected filter type. Selected filters can be selected in the drawing. Click to add a filter or clear the check mark to omit the filter from the set.
Select All selects the entire list and makes them available in the drawing.
Select None clears the check mark from all filter types.
Invert Selection toggles between selected and unselected filters.