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The Selection Tools pertain to a collection of tools used for manipulating and selecting objects.

Toolbar : Selection  (BricsCAD only)
      Menu : CADPower Selection The filter command from AutoCAD
Command line : CP_FILTER

The CP_FILTER command provides the familiar object selection command in BricsCAD. With CP_FILTER, you can build your own powerful filter criteria  using object properties, along with logical operator combinations (AND, OR or NOT).

The CP_FILTER command complements the QSELECT filter tool of BricsCAD as well as the CP_MAKESEL command of CADPower, both of which are also used for object selection and filtering, but have different approaches and interfaces.




Toolbar : Selection   
Menu : CADPower Selection Filter Polylines
Command line : CP_PLFILTER
Filters polylines based on their properties.

Apply powerful filters on polylines

The following properties of polylines can be filtered from the selection set.

2D 3D Open
Closed Fitted Arced
Splined Meshed Polyface
Z value Length Number of vertices
Area Start-End Distance  

The length, area, number of vertices or start-end distances are specified by entering < n, <= n, > n, >= n, = n, /= n where "n" is the value to check for.

Specify the numeric logical comparative operator in one of these ways.

< 'Value' - Less than 'Value'
<= 'Value' - Less than or equal to 'Value'
> 'Value' - Greater than 'Value'
>= 'Value' - Greater than or equal to 'Value'
= 'Value' - Equal to 'Value'
/= 'Value' - Not Equal to 'Value'

Enter Length / Area / Z criteria: <= 55.0
This would select all objects with the specified property less than or equal to 55.0

Notes: The Start-End distances are always measured in slope in the case of 3d polylines. The Z value check will fail if there is even one vertex in the polyline that fails to meet the criterion.




Toolbar : Selection   
Menu : CADPower Selection Filter 3DFaces based on properties.
Command line : CP_3DFFILTER 

The CP_3DFFILTER command filters 3dfaces based on their derived geometric properties like area or perimeter and also look for a duplicate vertex within



Toolbar : Selection   
      Menu : CADPower Selection Enhanced Entity Selector.
Command line : CP_ESELECT 
The CP_ESELECT command allows the Fence, CrossingPoly [CP] and WindowPoly [WP] selection modes to be applied automatically along multiple polylines which serve as boundaries for the selection.

Enhanced entity selector

Once the boundary polylines for selection are specified, the command zooms to each polygon and applies the selection mode. The results of selection from each polyline are  combined and placed in the active selection set. This command can be used along with the CP_MAKESEL command to build very powerful selection filters.

See also: CP_MAKESEL




Toolbar : Selection   
      Menu : CADPower Selection Build a selection set.
Command line : CP_MAKESEL
See under Object selection methods



Toolbar : Selection   
      Menu : CADPower Selection Find objects in selected Z range.
Command line : CP_FINDZRNG 

Find Objects in specified elevation range

The CP_FINDZRNG command selects all objects whose Z values fall within a specified range. This is a useful QA / QC tool.

Toolbar : Selection  
Menu : CADPower Selection Select current layer.
Command line : CP_SL 

Select current layer

The CP_SL command selects an entity and make its layer the current layer. Alternately, you can choose layers from a dialog box



Toolbar : Selection  
Menu : CADPower Selection Select current style
Command line : CP_SS 
Select a text and make its style the current text style. Alternately, you can choose available styles from a dialog box. 




Toolbar : Selection    
Menu : CADPower Selection Put last processed selection into [active] or "previous" select set.
Command line : CP_LASTSEL 
The CP_SSET command retrieves the last created or processed objects by a CADPower command and places them in internal memory as well as in the active [previous] selection set. The active selection may be overwritten at any time using other selection commands, but the last processed results of a CADPower command are always “remembered” by this command and can always be brought back to active selection using this command.





Toolbar : Selection
      Menu : CADPower Selection Find points enclosed within 3dface space
Command line : CP_FINDENCLOSED 

The CP_FINDENCLOSED command is a means to select point objects which lie within the space bounded by selected 3dface objects. This command was created in response to the requirements of the mining industry where the mining shafts and cut-outs are often modeled using 3dface objects, with a lot of neighborhood points representing data captured from various sources. This tool helps to select all such point features which lie inside or outside the space bounded by the 3dface objects.




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