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Point to the part of the object you want to select ,then

Tools->options->general->navigator->Display the pre selection navigator after.......seconds.

The spinner sets the amount of the time,in second,which elapses before the pre selection navigator appears after pointing at an object using the 'select command'.The following diagram graphic selection tools features.

Click the up arrow to navigates "in -depth".Click the cicrcle in the centre to validate your selection and exit the preselection navigator.


catia Select command

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Select Drag:-
1) To select all those object located entirely inside the trap will be selected.

2) Intersecting Trap:-
Any object intersected by the trap will be selected.

3) Polygonal Trap:-
Drag to define (create the polygon ) around the object to be selected,then double-click to close the polygon.

4) Paint Stroke Selection:-
The Paint Stroke icon lets you select objects by simply drawing a paint stroke across them.Drag to create the paint stroke.


Select command

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Using the select command you can select any object in your document .Select the select icon to enter selection mode,if it is not already activated.Point to part of the object you want to select.As you point to objects,different parts of the objects are highlighted,in the geometry area ,and the object name is highlighted in the specification tree.

Highlighting will only be active if you checked the option "Preselect in geometry view" (active by default) using the Visuallization tab via the


To change pre selected element type highlighting options:


Cltr-click->to add more object to initial selection.

Cltr-clicking can be done in the geometry area,specification tree or lists in dialog boxes.To deselect ,click anywhere in the background.


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