Background The Solids Working Area (SWA) tools are used to manage the working area of Building elements within a safe range from a model's origin, thereby providing a consistent result in dynamic views. The tools aid in controlling the drawing elements within the designated working area when you are modeling outside the SWA.
Below is the workflow that needs to be followed in order to select the elements outside the Solids Working Area
1. By clicking the Toggle SWA under the View tab we can see the Solid working area cubical box of the current model in the view.
Note - Toggling ON draws a red or green bounding volume to visualize the SWA. Red indicates there are elements outside the SWA. Green indicates there are no elements outside the SWA.
Toggling OFF, hides the bounding volume.
2. Then click on the Select Outside Elements under the view tab which is used to select all elements outside the Solids Working Area
Another option is to Show outside Elements (Incremental) which displays elements outside the Solids Working Area, one by one (each, fit to the view) when repeating the tool.