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Selecting Entities in the CircuitWorks Preview

You can select entities directly in a CircuitWorks preview.

Selecting an entity in the preview:

  • Highlights the item in the CircuitWorks tree.
  • Updates the display of the object's properties if they are visible.

To use the preview selection options, do one of the following:

  • Select an object by clicking it in the preview.

    The object is highlighted in the tree.

    If the Component Instance Properties panel is open, the panel updates to show the details of the selected object.

  • Select multiple objects by doing one of the following:
    • Press Ctrl while selecting.
    • Drag a selection box around the objects.

When you select a preview object, additional controls appear on the preview shortcut menu:

Zoom to Selection Zooms the preview to the selected object.
Select Other The pointer changes to and lets you toggle between objects of a similar type that overlap each other.
  Filter In Restores the selected object if it has been filtered out.
  Filter Out Filters out the selected object.

The object is shown as unavailable in the tree view and preview image.

  Properties Displays the selected object's Component Instance Properties panel.
  Build Model Builds the SOLIDWORKS part model for the component that contains the selected objects.
Build Model is unavailable from the shortcut menu if the selected component has multiple instances and only one is selected.

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