I've tested out the new display rules in Aecosim connect and it's a great way to filter out walls, slabs and so on when I try to focus on other stuff. But when I select elements, even though they are not seen, they get selected. Is this really the expected behavior? Seems it's very easy to make mistakes.
Here I've created a rule to only display walls:
But even though I can only see about 5 selected elements, there are 210 other hidden elements. So when I chose no rule I can see al this, that I didn't see at the time of selection, got selected with my fence.
I cannot seem to reproduce this. When I have a Display Rule hiding specific elements - concrete columns in my case - if a select an area (right-left cross/selection window) where those hidden columns exist but are hidden, they aren't included in the total count in the status bar (the visible elements are) and are not highlighted when I turn off the display rule while the other elements are still selected. How exactly are you selecting the element(s)?
I was selecting them with an area from right to left as well.
Interesting... I wonder why I am not seeing the same thing, This may require a test case for further examination.
Yes. So what should I do?
Hi Robert, please send us a test file that contains both the elements involved and the Display Rules.
You can either do this here or via a service request.
I'll just send it here then. All displaystyles that starts with BTB is our own. The one I showed in my original post was "BTB - visa bara väggar" (show walls only).
Yes I see what you mean. To confirm I created this display rule that hides everything then shows only walls.
Having applied this rule, selection of any kind includes the hidden elements. I guess this is because a display rule like this is only hiding the elements from the current view, it is not turning off their display in the same way as level off.
While I can see why you could expect only the displayed elements to be selected this feature is not designed to apply selections. I can also see the possibilities for inadvertent selection of hidden elements.
We would advise using the SelectBy tool to create filtered selection sets.
Please file a service request if you would like to ask for the ability to control selection to be added to Display Rules.