Selecting one or multiple 3D Object(s)
This section explains the various methods to select a single (or multiple) 3D object(s). When you select a 3D object, it will be highlighted purple in the 3D window (or designated selection color as defined in Options, choose 3D View > Colors, Selection Highlighting).
Window Select in 3D View
When the SHIFT button on the keyboard is being held, navigation (rotate, zoom, pan) in 3D View window is temporarily locked. Hold down both the SHIFT button and the left mouse button then move the mouse, you will be able to select by a window box. Selection depends upon the direction you draw the box.
If you draw the box from Top Right to Bottom Left, all objects within the window box and all that it touches that are visible and non-visible will be selected. Therefore, this method allows you to select the most 3D objects.
Note: Hold down both the CTRL button and the left mouse button then move the mouse will also allow you to window select. The difference between SHIFT window select and CTRL window select is the first is additive, and the latter is subtractive.
Cancel Selection or Deselect All
You can use ESC key on your keyboard to deselect all currently selected 3D objects.
This section introduces the first type and the most commonly used (3D) Filter in 3D View window. You can use the 3D by Selection Filter to Isolate Selected or Hide Selected.
When there is 3D filter(s) applied, you will see the following indicators:
This section introduces the relationship between the 3D View and 3D Objects windows.
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