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Selection Instead Of Moving In Assemblies

nik_willmorenik_willmore Member Posts: 40 ✭✭
I cannot use a marque selection box twice in an assembly like I can in a part studio. After the first selection box is released, attempts with or without modifier keys merely moves objects. How do I use a selection box multiple times in an assembly?

On iOS it's simple enough since after making a first selection and dismissing the dialog box, the view locks and lets me issue another selection box and dismiss its dialog to add a second dragged selection.

On desktop you would naturally expect the shift key to work for this.


  • billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 1,406 PRO
    Can you make your selection first, then click the function?

    It seems like I've had this problem also.

  • nik_willmorenik_willmore Member Posts: 40 ✭✭
    I'm astounded there's no quick answer to this. I'm trying in assemblies to make complex selections by using more than one marque selection box. But I can only use a selection box one time! Otherwise it just moves the already selected items around. After the first selection box is released I can then only click select single items to add them but never more than one at a time.

    The problem is that there is no Assembly move tool icon so that tool is always activated as soon as any initial selection is made. Assemblies I need to view in detail by hiding dozens of things. I can't do that if I have to manually click on each item to select it.
  • glen_dewsburyglen_dewsbury Member, OS Professional Posts: 140 PRO
    It can be very tedious with large assemblies but you can continue selection from the part list after a window selection. Hidden parts can be selected as well.
    My preference is to group items ahead of time so only one of the parts needs selecting to move many.
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