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The missing 5% functionality: SELECTION SETS

Question asked by Alin Vargatu on Jan 7, 2020
Latest reply on Nov 10, 2020 by Alin Vargatu

Update: Please vote on this Top 10 idea:

Enhance the Functionality of Selection Sets

 

This is another post from the "Missing 5% functionality that makes users avoid this tool" novella.

 

Everyone loves Selection Sets. What is not to love about them. As far as I remember Matt Lombard suggested them a decade ago.

 

They are so much better than folders!

 

1. You can group in a selection set almost anything that is listed in the FeatureManager Tree.

 

 

2. Selection Sets work extremely well with Advanced Selections and other Selection/Search macros.

3. After clicking on a Selection Set, all the commands in the RMB menu can be applied to all entities in the set, in bulk!

 

 

The missing 5%:

1. Editing existing selection sets is not intuitive

2. You cannot include mates in selection sets!

3. Selection Sets do not work well for Suppress/Unsuppress operations.

 

Example:

Step 1 - Click on the selection set to select all components listes

Step 2 - RMB on the empty graphics area

Step 3 - Suppress

Result: Dangling entities

Repeating steps 1 to 3 takes you nowhere:

 

Expected results:

1. The Components will remain listed in the selection set as suppressed.

2. A RMB in graphics area will offer the Unsuppress button.

 

How do you use Selection Sets?

 

 

 

 

Bret Hekking

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