david wrote in news:1192616297.787877.266930
I find the selection filters help with this sort of thing. For me, it's
most often group selecting faces. Using 07sp4.0, I see that even with the
bodies selection filter, the crossing window selection method (right to
left) doesn't work. Regular window selection does, though.
This touches on something I was asking about only yesterday.
When you are using box selection for components in an assy, it seems you
have to start the box in free space, otherwise the first click just selects
the face of the component that is in the way.
Is there no way around this irritating behaviour?
There are some news in SW 2008 when it comes to selection....among
other things there is "volume select", where You select not only in a
box but in a cube. Another neat thing is "select mated to" which will
highlight all parts mated to the one You're klicking on.......or
"select supressed" which will highlight all supressed parts in the
tree.. there are a few more.