Left click: Non-incremental mode
Left click + Shift ⇧: Incremental mode
This command is used to pick components in the open group by clicking with the mouse. Either
whole components or primitive control points can be picked.
As an option, a component filter can be defined. The filter must be
explicitly enabled. Currently, the filter can be configured to accept
visible and/or invisible components.
Pick a single component near a digitized (clicked) point. If more
than one component is near the point, then the command can be issued
repeatedly to select a specific component.
Two different modes of operation are available:
- In non-incremental mode the select set is cleared before
adding the selected component to the select set. Thus the select set
will be cleared if no component was hit. This behaviour can be used
deliberately to clear the select set. If it happens accidentally
then the previous state of the select set can be retrieved via undo.
- In incremental mode the selected component will be added to (if it was
unselected) or removed from (if it was selected) the select set. The
select set remains unchanged if the pick is not successful. When
issuing the command by a mouse gesture then the shift key must be
pressed to enter this mode.
Picking control points
As a prerequisite the component must be already selected. The command then
marks or unmarks control points if they are picked. The status of the operation
is shown in the status bar. If the component has control points that coincide,
the command can be issued repeatedly until the desired control point(s)