Changes the active Select command filter without clearing the select set. You can use locate filters in the software to assist in selection of objects in the workspace. The Locate Filter box on the main toolbar displays the active filter.
Each task provides a unique list of available filter options. You can use these filters to perform the following:
Control the selection of compound (or owner) objects versus selection of the constituent components. For example, in the Piping task, you have the option to locate the run, the parts, or the features of the run.
Filter on any object independent of the current task.
You can apply locate filters to the highlighting and selection in both the graphic and Workspace Explorer views.
Select the More... option at the bottom of the list to display the Select Filter dialog box. The Select Filter dialog box displays all of the simple filters that are set up to accept object type or system objects as discrimination data. You can then select additional filters to add them to this list. Only the selection of filters is available; all other options are disabled. For more information, see Select Filter Dialog Box.
After you add filters to the list, you can use them just as you would any other filter. For example, you could do the following:
Select the objects in a 3D view.
Select the name of the object in the Workspace Explorer.
Fence and select the objects in a 3D view.
Any filters that you add from the Select Filter dialog box remain available even if you change tasks. Filters that you add are available only in the active session. These filters are not saved in the session file.
These options are also available when you use CTRL+E to display the Locate Filter dialog box or by selecting Edit > Locate Filter.
The objects in the Locate Filter list for the Select command are defined by the software. They are not the user-defined filters that you can create through the Define Workspace or Select by Filter commands.
Another way to specify a locate filter is in the field on the Select command ribbon.