Select All – Filtered

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New to SOLIDWORKS in 2012 is the select all command. This follows in suite with how SOLIDWORKS quick key commands mimic Windows commands such as ctrl+c for copy or ctrl+v for paste. In this case the quick key command is ctrl+a. Well let’s take this a little further.

What if I use the select all command on a part with a filter applied?

Well the select all command takes effect but with regard to the filter that is currently applied. So if you have filter faces applied and use select all, all the faces of the part will be selected. Same will happen if you have filter edges or filter vertices applied. Below are examples of these filtered select all commands at work.

Faces filter

Lines filter

Edges filter

Enjoy

Nicholas Jansen CSWP

CATI – Applications Engineer