What's New: Creo Parametric 4.0 > Fundamentals (Fundamentals, GD&T Advisor, Augmented Reality Publishing) > Geometry-Based Selection and Mini Toolbar
  
Geometry-Based Selection and Mini Toolbar
There is a new default selection paradigm with geometry-based selection, and there is command access with context-sensitive mini toolbars.
Release: Creo Parametric 4.0
Benefits and Description
You can watch a video that demonstrates this capability.
There is a dramatic change in the selection paradigm. Smart selection is replaced with a geometry-based selection. A new selection filter is provided so that you can prehighlight surfaces and edges by default. Click to select the geometry and to open a mini toolbar with direct access to frequently-used commands that you can perform, based on your selection.
When selecting geometry in the graphics area the corresponding feature or part is automatically highlighted in the Model Tree, expanding the Model Tree node if necessary. When you change the selection, any nodes that were automatically expanded are collapsed.
The mini toolbar is also available when you click items in the Model Tree and the option, Zoom to Selected, is added to the mini toolbar. This command zooms the graphics area to place the selected feature in the center of the screen.
Selecting a geometry in a part provides direct access to commands in the mini toolbar. For a selected surface, this can include commands such as Plane, Axis, Sketch, and Hole, among others.
In addition, there are also commands related to context beyond your actual selection. This is referred to as extended context. Typically, extended context of selected geometry is the owning component when working in an assembly, and the owning feature when working in a part.
When you place the pointer on a command in the mini toolbar, the corresponding context is prehighlighted. For example, if you select a surface belonging to an Extrude feature and place the pointer on an edit command, the Extrude feature is prehighlighted.
The Select from Parents command is available on the mini toolbar. This command gives you quick access parent objects from the selected geometry, on which you can perform subsequent actions.
The use of the ALT key is extended so that you can make a temporary selection outside of current selection filter scope which, by default, is geometry. For example, use ALT to select features or components.