When it comes to navigation and basic project operations, selecting parts is one of the most important steps to learn.
The process of selecting shapes and parts is pretty straight forward, but there is a few things that is good to know.
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are you guys in today's video? We're gonna be looking at selecting parts within your three D view space. And how does that work? But before that, let's have a quick intro first, so today's video can be found on softwaretraining.co.za z. We make sure that easy to watch problem solving videos, and we also have daily updates. Otherwise, we're back into the programme here now, in order to select parts, this is pretty simple. But now you might have gotten most of it right. There's a few little tricks you can use to speed up your workflow, but yeah, we're gonna be looking at today also something to keep in mind. This does not, unfortunately, work as like a industry standard. You can say where certain things do certain things like you used to, so you might have to get the hang of that first. What I'm gonna do is I'm going to say next year and that's the part we've got. Or maybe let's just leave it right like that, I'm gonna say, except an adult parts now by default. If you're used to using other programmes, you'll probably select something and then you'll either keep control or shift to select the next ones. If you wanna select multiple things now in this programme, unfortunately doesn't work like that. So you can see if I leave my control and shift. I click. Another shape keeps on selecting. So what it comes down to is it carries on as if you're already keeping controlling. So it will select all the relevant ones you've clicked on, um, without having to use any extra keys, which can be a little bit frustrating because let's say I did the selection of the blue ones and then I actually eat the red one. And now I want to undo that one. So I can't just keep controlling and be selected. I have to unfortunately reset my entire selection and then, um, to in order to select the blue one. So you can do that is you just select there on the right with your left mouse button. Then it will undo that. Yeah, undo a button, unfortunately, does not work with selections, so where some programmes allow you to undo selections, But that is quite rare. So that is the one thing you have to keep in mind when using selections that yeah, it will automatically use control. So what I get sometimes, which can be frustrating. So let's say I'm moving these things, then select. I wanna move the next one out of habit, and then it's still as the other one selected as you can see over there. So get in the habit of just when you're done. Uh, de select, move the select move. It's a little bit backwards, but you know, eventually you grow used to it. Now to de select, there's another option we can use. You can simply just right click anywhere, which is convenient, uh, some getting used to. But I prefer that over left clicking somewhere because left clicking, you have to be specific to eat the cutting plane. Because if I left, click on these or these, select them or just does nothing, so you have to select the open space left click where if I right click, I can right click on any of these and then it will reset it, and that leaves us with our last option, which is the box select. So if you use your mouth, you left click somewhere and you drag a box over something. It will select everything within that box. It's very handy if you want to move bulk shapes. You just left click and drag now starting to keep in mind with this as it varies from some other programmes. I've worked with some programmes where the box has to be over all the shapes in order to work where in this case, it's simply just needs to touch other ships. So if I let's say I wanna select these three, I make sure it covers their borders. But if I just touch here on the red, you'll see it selects all over. So that is something to keep in mind. So you don't have to select over everything and it makes it very convenient for selecting shapes like these. Because imagine Now I have to select over everything. Then, um yeah, it gets a bit confusing because now, over other shapes into other shapes where if I just make a little selection like that, I've got all of them now, so that is something to keep in mind. But keep in mind with the selection box like you just saw there. I try make a selection box by left clicking and dragging, but I'm on a shape that's gonna move that shape. So yeah, otherwise, that is it on most of the selection. So just a quick recap. Keep in mind that when selecting shapes, you don't have to keep control automatically. And to deselect, you can either click somewhere on the canvas where it's open, or the steel plate or whatever you've got or just right click and then we'll redo it then. Another thing is, if you have a shape selected, their and their keep in mind that it's a habit that happens and then just make sure you de select and select the right shape. Otherwise, you're able to move it unnecessary. Move it without moving the other one and then last little recap. It's just a box. Select simply left. Click with your mouse. Keep it in and drag over shapes to make a selection of, uh, all the shapes within that box. But yeah, otherwise, that is it. On the video on selection. If we head here to softwaretraining.co.za z, you guys will notice we've got a variety of different Softwares we do cover, and you can also isolate your search on the top, right? If you do not, however, find the training videos you're looking forward. Just simply go. Yeah, request the training video filling the mini form. And then we'll do our best to try and make that for you. But otherwise, thank you guys for watching and cheers.