Direct selection occurs when you cursor over a feature or component and click to select it.
• You can direct select:
– Surfaces (by pressing ALT)
• You can perform direct selection in:
– The graphics window.
– The model tree.
• Select multiple items by pressing CTRL.
• Select a range of items by pressing SHIFT.
Figure 3 – Press ALT and Select Surfaces Directly
After selecting features, geometry, or components in a model, assembly, or drawing, you are able to make modifications to the selected items. Direct selection is one of the three basic methods of selection.
Direct selection occurs when you cursor over a feature or component and click to select it. Some key factors regarding direct selection include:
• You can perform direct selection on components in an assembly, and features or surfaces in a model.
• You can perform direct selection in both the graphics window on a model or assembly, and in the model tree. When you initially cursor over a model in the Creo Parametric graphics window, the component or feature preselects in the transparent light green color. When you select the component or feature, it highlights in green wireframe.
The selected item is dependent on whether you have a part or assembly open. If you have a part open, a selected feature highlights in green
wireframe. If you have an assembly open, the selected component highlights in green wireframe.
In a part or assembly, you can select a surface directly by pressing ALT.
With ALT selected, surfaces preselect in transparent light green. When the surface is selected it highlights in dark green.
• You can select multiple items by pressing CTRL.
• You can select a range of items from the model tree by pressing SHIFT. If you select an item and then press SHIFT and select a second item, the entire range of items between them is also selected.
• You can de-select components or features two different ways:
– Press CTRL and click the selected item again.
– Click in the graphics window background.