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Using Envelopes as Selection Tools

Selection tools that use envelopes to select, show, or hide other components are available from the FeatureManager design tree and the graphics area.

These selection tools are available only for envelopes made from parts, and only in the top-level assembly. They are not available for envelopes made from subassemblies, and are not available for envelopes within subassemblies.

To select, show, or hide using envelopes:

  1. In an assembly, right-click an envelope.
  2. Click Envelope, and click one of the following:
    Option Description
    Select Using Envelope Lets you select components for editing operations, based on their positions relative to an envelope component.
    Show/Hide Using Envelope Lets you specify selection criteria to hide or show assembly components, based on their positions relative to an envelope component.
  3. Set options in the dialog box and click OK.

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