Selecting and editing multiple elements

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Product InstalSystem 5
Type of article FUNCTION AND TOOL
Source for translation IS 5.0 Beta 5.B1


Description

In the InstalSystem software there is a possibility to select and edit multiple elements simultaneously.

Location in the program

Multiple elements can be selected with the use of various software tools, described below:

  1. Graphical editor (2D editor and 3D view)
    • Selecting multiple elements one-by-one
      - while holding Ctrl button, click on individual elements with the left mouse button
    • Selecting multiple elements from given area
      - while holding left mouse button, drag the mouse cursor in order to specify selection area
      - perform a Select components in rectangle operation, accessible:
      - in context menu, which is opened by clicking the righ mouse button anywhere in the graphical editor
      - on the Main tools toolbar, section Edit, after expanding Select icon
    • Selecting all elements located in the given graphical editor and belonging to the active edditing scopes
      - use the Ctrl+A buttons combination
      - perform a Select all operation, accessible on the Main tools toolbar, section Edit, after expanding Select icon

      1. Select components in rectangle/Select all
  2. Project browser window, by selecting suitable Scope (eg. Building structure, Heating and cooling installation), from a drop-down list located at the top of the window
    • Selecting only elements of defined type, which belong to a given window section
      - Select in rectangle components of defined type button located at the right side of each element type
      - Select all button located at the right side of each element type

      2. Selecting elements of defined type in Project browser window
  3. Search window
    • Selecting only elements of defined type, which meet the additional selection criteria (possibilty to define own criteria)
      - Select in rectangle components of defined type button located at the right side of each element type
      - Select all button located at the right side of each element type

      3. Selecting elements meeting additional criteria in "Search" window
  4. Diagnostics window
    • Highlighting all elements, for which a single, grouping diagnostic message was displayed
      - click left mouse button on diagnostic message
    • Selecting all elements, for which a single, grouping diagnostic message was displayed
      - double-click left mouse button on diagnostic message

      4. Diagnostic message grouping many elements

    • Selecting all elements, for which a particular error has occured, in case of repeated diagnostic messages
      - click right mouse button on any of the repeated diagnostic messages and select a Mark all components where the error has occurred option from a contex manu

      5. Mark all components where the error has occurred function for repeated diagnostic messages

Example of use

Selecting return pipe-runs from a specified area, through a Search window

Specifying additional selection criteria for pipe-runs and selecting all elements, which meet these criteria

Additional information

  1. Correction of the selection:
    • There is a possibility to deselect individual elements, by holding the Ctrl button and clicking the left mouse button on previously selected element