How to Filter Parts and Results?
The selection toolbar in VMoveCAE provides several selection and filtering options for advanced users. These options allow users to select/deselect multiple items quickly.
The selection toolbar consists of the following controls and tools.
Tree selection : The tree selection tool lets you select the tree for which items need to be selected or deselected. The available options in this selection tool are : Geometry, Results and Instances. This is the first thing that needs to be selected.
Items selection: Once the tree is selected, the items can be selected as: All , Invert, Selected, Deselected, Checked and Unchecked.
Multi-selection tool: The multi-selection tool is a toggle switch which will select or deselect the items specified through Tree selection and Item selection.
Multi-check tool: The multi-check tool is a toggle switch which will check or uncheck the items specified through Tree selection and Item selection.
These controls/tools are shown in the image.
Selection Tool Examples
The examples given below explain how these tools work.
1. Select or Deselect All Parts
To select all parts, set the tree choice to Geometry and item choice to All and click on the Multi-selection tool.
This will select all the parts in the part list and change the Multi-selection tool status as toggled as shown in the following diagram. Click on the Multi-selection tool again to untoggle it and deselect all the parts.
2. Select or Deselect All Instances
Click on an individual Result - Displacement (in this example), to enable the Instance List window. Set the tree choice to Instances and click on the Multi-selection tool.
This action selects all the instances as shown in the following diagram. Clicking it again deselects all the instances.
3. Invert Check Status
Uncheck some results. In the following image, Velocity, Acceleration and Strain Energy are unchecked.
Now change the tree choice to Results and item choice to Inverted and click the Check Multiple tool. This will invert the check status of all the results as shown in the following diagram.
4. Checking or Unchecking Selected Items
Select some results. In the following diagram, Displacement, Acceleration, Stress (Centroidal) (All Sections) and Strain Energy are selected.
Now change the item choice to Selected and click on the Check Multiple tool. The Check Multiple tool which is toggled earlier now changes its state to untoggled. The checked results (Bottom Section Stress (Centroidal) and Stress and Moment Resultant) among the selected now gets unchecked. The check status of unchecked items among the selected as well as the deselected items remain unaltered.