The selection set window

Introduction

The selection set window allows you to access your selection sets, edit and create folders, and compare your saved sets.

View a saved selection set

Click on the folder drop-down menu and choose a selection set to view. Opening a set will open it in the viewer, with the elements highlighted in the color assigned to that set.

Creating and editing folders

To edit the name of a folder, simply select the folder, click “edit folder” and get to work! You can edit the name, delete it, or add new ones. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order.

Editing selection sets 1

Once a set has been created, you can edit the elements in the set by highlighting the desired elements. They will appear in orange on the model. There is then a range of options available at the top of the report: unassign from the set, save as a (different) selection set, add to a selection set, or create a report for those particular selected elements. To learn more about the report see “Understanding the report”.

Editing selection sets 2

In addition to adding and removing elements, the name, folder, description and allotted color of the selection set can be edited by clicking on the three dots next to the set title in the selection set window:

Compare selection sets

Once you have saved at least one selection set, you can open a few at a time and compare them.

 

First of all, in the selection set window, press the “compare” button, and then select the sets you want to compare. 

 

All the sets you choose will be presented in the viewer, in the colors assigned to them.

Color-coded comparisons

If elements appear in more than one of the compared sets, the colors will overlap. Note how the blue and magenta have been overlaid with the cyan, as the ground level concrete walls and level one concrete walls also appear in the selection set of all the concrete walls.

Instant widget summary

The instant widget in the top left hand corner of the viewer will summarize the selection. Click “selection details” to see the full breakdown of the selection sets in the comparison.