|This section describes the Selection and View filters.
• Use the Selection Filter to avoid making errors when selecting objects.
• Use the View Filter to define which objects appear in each view. This is particularly useful for complicated models containing a large number of objects.
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Use the View filter to define which objects are displayed in a view, according to object properties. Work area, view depth, view setup, and the object representation settings also affect whether an object is visible. To display the View filter dialog box:
1. Double-click the view to open the View properties dialog box, or click View > View Properties….
2. Click the Object group… button.
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Use the Selection Filter to define which objects can be selected. Tekla Structures also contains several switches that control whether you can select an object).
|To use the Selection Filter on an object, the object must be visible in the relevant view.|
|Selection filter dialog box
To display the Object Group – Selection Filter dialog box:
|• Click the Selection Filter icon
• click Edit > Selection Filter….
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|Phases||To create a selection filter for all parts in phases 1 and 2:
1. Click Add row.
2. Fill in the part phases, 1 and 2. Separate the strings with a blank space.
3. Enter the filter’s name next to the Save as button, and click Save as.
|Complement filter If you only want to select certain parts, use complement filter to filter out the remaining parts.|
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|Select switches also affect the selection of objects.|
|To create a filter that selects all parts except for those with the profile BL200*20:
1. Click Add row.
2. Fill in the profile, BL200*20.
3. In the Condition column, select Does not equal.
4. Enter the filter’s name next to the Save as button, and click Save as.
|You can use wildcards to shorten filter strings. A wildcard is a symbol that stands for one or more characters. Tekla Structures uses the following wildcards:|
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|The characters * and ? can also be used in object names. If the object name you want to filter contains * or ?, enclose * or ? in square brackets. E.g., to find the profile P100*10, enter P100[*]10 in the filter field.|
|Filter in dialog boxes
The Filter also appears in many dialog boxes. In a Filter field you can enter characters from the name of the object you are looking for, and then click the Filter button to find the matching names.