Select Entities

  • Select a single entity by left-clicking.
    Figure 1.

  • Select multiple entities simultaneously using window selection.
    • For box, circle, or freehand selection, click-and-drag to draw a selection window.
    • For polyline selection, click-and-drag to draw a line, then release the mouse to create an end point. Continue drawing lines, then left-click the start point, middle-mouse-click, or press Enter to close the selection window.
    Figure 2.
    Tip: You can also click and drag to select multiple entities in a browser.

Window Selection Settings

Change window selection settings from the modeling window right-click context menu.

Available in HyperMesh, HyperView, and HyperGraph.

Figure 3.

  1. Window Select Disabled - Disable window selection. Allows for fast clicking without the risk of dragging a mini window.

    (HyperMesh only)

  2. Window Shape - Change the shape of the selection window when you drag your mouse.
  3. Window Select Mode - Select entities that are inside, outside, or intersecting the window shape.
    Note: Intersection is available for elements, lines, and surfaces.

    (HyperMesh only)

  4. Only Select Visible - Only select visible entities.

Use Snaps to Add New Nodes While Selecting

While selecting nodes inside a tool, right-click and choose Select > Create nodes on snaps to create new nodes on the fly. New nodes added this way are automatically appended to your selection. Holding Shift to deselect them automatically removes them.