Wednesday 30 October 2013
Using the Filter Selection Tool in Revit
Whenever you select multiple objects in Revit the Selection panel becomes available under the Modify Tab.
Here you’ll see the Filter tool that will open a dialog box listing the number of objects and their categories.
Using this tool makes it easier to select harder to pick objects such as the floor slab or if you want to pick a group of objects.
*These tools are also available under the Modify tab on the Selection panel.
The Save Selection tool allows you to save the selected elements as a Group which you can retrieve latter. When saving, you name the set for future reference. You can retrieve this selection again after you have invoked the filter tool again by once again selection multiple items, you can then select the Load icon to Retrieve Filter sets.
The Edit tool allows you to edit the elements in your selection list.
After you have retrieved a selection set you can modify the saved selection by using the Edit Selection tool under the Modify tab on the Selection panel.
Here the Edit Selection Set Ribbon tab will display a selection of tools allowing you to edit the selection set.
Add and Remove objects to the selection set.
Note: You cannot add categories to a selection-based filter.
To use a selection box to select multiple elements, first select Multiple on the Options Bar.
Draw the selection box, then click Finish on the Options Bar.
You can also access your Filters from the Graphics panel on the View tab.