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tkendrick
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Pre-Select selection filter

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03-27-2012 05:34 AM

Have the ability to preset the selection filter before selecting anything.

Ex: I know I only want to select light fixtures before hand, preset selection filter to light fixtures and window select an area, my selection set is only the light fixtures.

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Re: Pre-Select selection filter

04-02-2012 05:40 AM in reply to: tkendrick

Agreed - custom 'saved selection sets' could be a drop down, and you just pick the one you need - even hold down CTRL to grab multiples.  Good idea - almost like a saved 'range' in Excel, which is very powerful there.

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Re: Pre-Select selection filter

04-02-2012 12:04 PM in reply to: tkendrick

It turns out that 'saveable selection sets' are now a part of Revit 2013 - one wish list item down, 8,460 to go.

 

My advice:  Do not hold your breath

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Re: Pre-Select selection filter

08-13-2012 07:51 AM in reply to: tkendrick

Excellent free solution! A little something that you like, but I greatly helps in work :smileywink:

Editing (Antimirror, Supperfilter and Rename) 

 

We can only choose the family that we need (I have a Russian version, but you can download and English)

How it works 

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thewrz
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Message 5 of 7 (146 Views)

Re: Pre-Select selection filter

08-18-2012 10:33 AM in reply to: tkendrick

That's actually a pretty good idea. I wonder how best to implement it though, like, put a little drop down box (similar to the select workset dropdown) right next to the filter button on the lower right hand corner of the interface? And then let you click the model category you're interested in?

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tkendrick
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Message 6 of 7 (138 Views)

Re: Pre-Select selection filter

08-20-2012 06:19 AM in reply to: tkendrick

Maybe there's a way that the program already knows what visible in the current view, so it automatically filters a drop-down list to only items visible in the current view, that way you don't have a mile long drop down list. I think having a drop down list with check boxes, it could be next to the Filter at the bottom right of the window.

 

 

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Re: Pre-Select selection filter

09-27-2012 02:57 AM in reply to: tkendrick

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