Selection: Cannot toggle extended component selection mode using a shortcut

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Question

You cannot find a shortcut key to toggle the Extended Component Selection mode. Presently, there is no supra key mapped to this command, nor is the Extended Component Selection command recorded in the Scripting history pane. This is due to a by-design situation.

Answer

Although this workaround is not officially supported, the solution is still very valid.

  • Run this simple command in the Scripting history pane, to enable or disable the Extended Component Selection command:

enable:

 SetUserPref("SI3D_3X_COMPONENT_SELECT_MODEL"),1

Or

disable:

 SetUserPref("SI3D_3X_COMPONENT_SELECT_MODEL"),0
  • You can create a toolbar command button, which you can always map to a custom shortcut key.




Applies To: XSI 3.0 on NT,Win2K

Posted: 11/11/2002


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