Select as per code

When you select some objects using the mouse, and if the yellow command line was kept visible during the selection, then the text you write inside the command line would be used to further filter the selection set

Say you had given the ARDELA property has(@,“granite”). to a set of objects (which may be to reflect the fact that the particular objects has granite finish) In such a case, if you typed the word granite in the command-line would make sure only those objects which has granite in the selection set actually is selected

What if you wanted the opposite? – select only those objects that don't have granite? In such a case, put the tilde sign before the word thus ~granite

What if you had multiple conditions? In which case you should write it out as a PROLOG list like this into the command line. Don't forget the syntax. The square brackets, commas, and quotation marks are all important


The above would select those objects which have granite, but not the ones that have marble.

Now here is one more power trick: The filter works even if the filter word is in a comment in the ARDELA code (Comments are written usually like C or C++ comments i.e. in this format: /* this is a comment */ This means, you could actually not write ANY ARDELA, but make such filter comments and use those filters to cherry pick exactly what you want in the selection set!

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Last modified: le 2023/04/22 20:59