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Selection

The Selection page lets you specify selection and highlight properties in both default and assembly selection modes, as well as selection and highlight properties for product manufacturing information (PMI) cross-highlight.

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Selection

You can specify the properties that apply when selecting actors in both default and assembly selection modes.

Command Name Description
Show hidden edges

Displays hidden edges when an actor is selected.

Note: Hidden-edge highlighting requires that has calculated outlines for you model. If hidden edges do not appear, select a render mode with outlines, such as Smooth with Outlines, and then restore your previous render mode.

Color intensity

Specifies the amount of selection shading.

Default Specifies the selection color in default mode.

Assembly Specifies the selection color in assembly selection mode.

Highlight

You can specify the properties that apply when highlighting actors in both default and assembly selection modes.

Command Name Description
Show hidden edges

Displays hidden edges when an actor is highlighted.

Note: Hidden-edge highlighting requires that has calculated outlines for you model. If hidden edges do not appear, select a render mode with outlines, such as Smooth with Outlines, and then restore your previous render mode.

Color intensity

Specifies the amount of highlight shading.

Default Specifies the highlight color in default mode.

Assembly Specifies the highlight color in assembly selection mode.

PMI Cross-highlight

Specify selection and highlight properties for product manufacturing information (PMI) cross-highlight.

You can select or highlight PMI both from the assembly tree and from the viewport.

Notes:
  • Selecting or highlighting PMI now selects or highlights construction geometry as well as its connected geometry (given that the entire geometry is in the same part or product). In this case, all linked geometry appears as selected, even geometry which is currently hidden (no-show).
  • Ensure that you do not move PMI, as this may adversely affect the cross-highlight mechanism.

Command Name Description
Stay on top

Makes hidden surfaces visible when selecting or highlighting related product manufacturing information (PMI).





PMI highlighted with Stay on top clearedPMI highlighted with Stay on top selected
Note: When using the Digger tool with Stay on top cleared, hidden surfaces may still be visible when selecting or highlighting related PMI.

Selection intensity

Specifies the color intensity of the attached surface, from 0 (transparent) to 128 (translucent).





PMI selected with Selection intensity set to 30PMI selected with Selection intensity set to 128

Selection color Specifies the color of the surface attached to selected PMI.
Highlight color Specifies the color of the surface attached to highlighted PMI.


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