Is there a method to select Components By Color? If you use the Element Selection tool to do this, it was found that the structural members or building elements are not being included in the selection. In the attached image you can see the "Line" is selected but not the Steel Column. Both have the Color 1 assigned either by ByLevel or as Color 1. Is there another method to select all structural components by color?
Selection ByColor and selection Bylevel in V8i and CONNECT Edition works the same way. When you select a building element by a color number only the MicroStation elements will get selected. When building elements are placed, the color value is in parentheses and is noted as (xx) ByLevel in the Building Element Information dialog > Attributes tab. So they are normally placed ByLevel instead of by a single color number. This is defined in the Part definition. The actual color number for all elements placed ByLevel is -1, also shown in the Building Element Info dialog > Attributes tab. If you select ByLevel in the Selection tool, then all ByLevel elements will get selected no matter which color they are because they are all color -1.If you change this setting to an exact color, then the selection of building elements can be made by Color. If you changed the Building Primary toolbar to use placement by Active Color instead of by Part Color, then you will be able to select a steel beam with its corresponding color number in the selection tool.