Selection Options

Specify options for the selection of edges, planes, and so on.

To set display options:

  1. Click Options Tool_Options_Standard.gif or Tools > Options.
  2. Click Selection.
  3. Select from the options described below, then click OK.
Click Reset to restore factory defaults for all system options or only for options on this page.

Default bulk selection method

Lasso Enables freehand selection.
Box Enables box selection.
To change box selection to lasso selection, right-click in the graphics area and click Lasso Selection.

Selection of hidden edges

Allow selection in wireframe and HLV modes Allows you to select hidden edges or vertices in Wireframe and Hidden Lines Visible modes.
Allow selection in HLR and shaded modes Allows you to select hidden edges or vertices in Hidden Lines Removed, Shaded With Edges, and Shaded modes.
Enable selection through transparency When selected, you can select opaque objects behind transparent objects in the graphics area. When cleared, you can select the nearest object regardless of transparency. Press Shift when you select objects to temporarily override the option.
Enhance small face selection precision Causes the software to use a more precise selection method when you make small mouse movements when trying to select an edge or face.