Subject: Creating filters used to select entities



Creating a filter that you can reuse is helpful if you regularly filter entities using the same parameters. Reusable filters are as easy to create even for complicated selection sets.

To create a filter used to select entities

   1   Do one of the following to choose Filter ():

   On the ribbon, choose Edit > Filter (in Selection).

   On the menu, choose Edit > Selection > Filter.  

   Type filter and then press Enter.

   2   In Select Filter, select an item for the filter list. For example, choose Line to include line entities in the selection set.

   3   Specify the item’s parameters if necessary. For example, if you chose Linetype, click Select to choose the linetype; if you chose Line End, enter the x-, y-, and z-coordinates.

   4   Click Add to List.

   5   Repeat for additional filter items, and include operators as necessary:

   AND — Add BEGIN AND before one or more items to add them; add BEGIN END after the items.

   OR — Add BEGIN OR before one or more items to compare them and include only one; add BEGIN OR after the items.

   XOR — Add BEGIN XOR before multiple items to specify exclusions; add BEGIN XOR after the items.

   NOT — Add BEGIN NOT before one item to specify an exclusion; add BEGIN NOT after the item.

   6   In Save As, enter a filter name.

   7   Click Save As.

To select entities using a filter you created

   1   Do one of the following to choose Filter ():

   On the ribbon, choose Edit > Filter (in Selection).

   On the menu, choose Edit > Selection > Filter.  

   Type filter and then press Enter.

   2   In Current, select the desired filter.

   3   Click Apply.

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