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Understanding Selection Filters

The selection filter provides various filters to help you select items. • Filters include: – Parts – Features – Geometry – Datums – Quilts – Annotation Figure 1 – The Selection Filter Figure 2 – Viewing the Selection Filter Understanding Selection Filters Each filter in the selection filter narrows the …

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Using the Smart Selection Filter

The smart filter enables you to select the most common types of items that are valid for the current geometrical context. • Smart filter: – The selection of features, geometry, or components is a nested process. – Select specific items of interest after the initial selection. • Smart filter selection …

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Selecting Items using Query Selection

Query selection enables selection of features, geometry, or components that are hidden beneath another item. • Query selection: – Select by querying the model. – Select using the Pick From List menu. Figure 1 – Pick From List Figure 2 – Original Model, Cursor Over to Highlight, Query to Highlight, …

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Selecting Items using Direct Selection

Direct selection occurs when you cursor over a feature or component and click to select it. • You can direct select: – Components – Features – Surfaces (by pressing ALT) • You can perform direct selection in: – The graphics window. – The model tree. • Select multiple items by pressing CTRL. • …

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Understanding Basic Model Tree Columns

You can add additional columns of information to the model tree display. • Basic information columns that you can add include: – Feat # – Feat ID Understanding Basic Model Tree Columns Figure 1 – Adding Columns to the Model Tree Figure 2 – Viewing Added Columns in the Model Tree You can …

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Understanding Model Tree Filters

You can use model tree filters to control both item and feature type display. Figure 1 – Model Tree Items Dialog Box Figure 3 – Model Tree with Suppressed Objects Turned On Understanding Model Tree Filters Figure 2 – Model Tree Display Features Filter Before and After Figure 4 – Model Tree …

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Understanding the Model Tree

The model tree lists the features in a model, in the order in which they were created. The model tree also displays the order of the parts and sub-assemblies in an assembly. • The model tree enables you to: – Visualize model features – Visualize feature order – Select items – …

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Using Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are used to quickly perform commonly used functions. • You can use keyboard shortcuts to perform: – Common file operations. – Common edit operations. – Common view operations. Using Keyboard Shortcuts Figure 1 – The CTRL Key Figure 2 – Keyboard and Mouse You can use various keyboard …

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Using Drag Handles and Dimension Draggers

Drag handles and dimension draggers are graphical objects used to manipulate geometry, components, or dimensions during creation, editing, or redefinition in real time. • Drag handles are used to: – Resize geometry. – Reorient geometry. – Move geometry. – Reference geometry. – Adjust component offset. – Access context-sensitive options by …

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Understanding Creo Parametric Basic Controls

The graphics window provides you with color-based feedback to mouse and keyboard inputs. • System color assignments in the graphics window: – Transparent light green –Preselection highlighting – Wireframe green – Selected features – Dark green – Selected surfaces – Orange – Preview geometry or component – Purple – Partially constrained component • Keyboard and …

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