Data Management Capabilities > Managing Part Structures > Part Structure Browser > Part Structure Actions > Filter Action Set - Parts > Editing a Structure Filter > About Spatial Filters > Box Spatial Filters
Box Spatial Filters
Spatial filters use volumetric information to determine what components to display or hide in a part or CAD document structure. Spatial filters can be used in conjunction with other filters to reduce the structure to only those portions that are relevant to a specific configuration management or design task.
Use the following steps to define a box spatial filter:
1. Click the Edit Filter icon in the Structure tab toolbar. The Edit Filter window is displayed.
2. Select the Spatial Filter tab.
3. Select the Box radio button to display the Minimum Coordinates and Maximum Coordinates input fields. These fields are used to specify the diagonal corners of a bounding box.
4. Enter the X, Y, and Z coordinate values in both the minimum and maximum coordinate input fields. You can enter zero as well as positive and negative real numbers.
All six coordinate values are required. The minimum values must be smaller than the corresponding maximum values.
5. By default, parts that are partially within the box volume are included in the filtered structure. Select Remove items that are partially outside the bounding box to include only those parts that are completely within the box volume.
6. Click OK to dismiss the Edit Filter window and filter the part structure.
The spatial filter description can be viewed by clicking the Current Filter icon in the Structure toolbar.
Box spatial filters may also be specified from the Visualization tab by clicking the spatial filter icon at the top of the visualization window and selecting Set Box Spatial Filter from the drop-down menu. Defining spatial filters from the Visualization tab allows you to select a part in the visualization window and capture the selection box coordinates in the Minimum Coordinates and Maximum Coordinates fields. You can then modify these coordinates to define the spatial filter. Complete the filtering operation to visually verify the results.