Selection Sets

You can select multiple entities in a model or drawing and save the selections as a selection set that you can return to at any time.

When you create a selection set, it is saved in the Selection Sets folder in the FeatureManager design tree.

Automatic display of the Selection Sets folder is enabled in Tools > Options > System Options > FeatureManager under Hide/show tree items.

Creating Selection Sets

Your options for saving a selection set depend on whether you are working in a part or an assembly.

In a part, Save Selection is available at the top of the context-sensitive shortcut menu, and under Features.

In an assembly, Save Selection is also available under Components.

Where you choose Save Selection determines the display of the saved selections in the FeatureManager design tree:

At the top of the menu
Under Features
Under Components

To create selection sets:

  1. Select items in the model.
  2. Right-click and click Save Selection.
    The Selection Sets folder appears in the FeatureManager design tree, containing the selection set.

    By default, the selection set is named in the following format:



    • n indicates the order of creation. This number increments as you add new selection sets.
    • nn indicates the number of items in the selection set.

Removing Selections and Selection Sets

You can remove individual selections from selection sets or remove an entire selection set from the Selection Sets folder.

To remove selections from selection sets:

  1. In the FeatureManager design tree, expand Selection Sets and the selection set you want to modify.
  2. Right-click the selection to remove and click Remove from Selection Set.

To remove selection sets from the Selection Sets folder:

  1. Expand Selection Sets .
  2. Right-click the selection set and click Remove Selection Set.