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