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Select Point Toolbox

Let's stop here to get familiar with the 'Select Points' Toolbox. If you're using the 'dakind.ws' workspace you'll find the 'Select Points' toolbox in the 'demo' toolbox shown to the right above under the edit points on/off icon (shown with red outline).

If you want to use the workspace your using now and you do not have a 'Select Points Toolbox go to the menu Tools/ Toolbar Layout / Edit and hit the 'Import' button and import the selpoint.ws workspace off the CD-ROM in the '/workspaces' directory on your CD and import the toolbox 'Select Points' and 'demo' and save out your workspace.

Click and hold down on the control points on/off icon (shown with red outline above) in the 'demo' toolbox and then click on the 'Select Points' title bar and drag to the side. The icons in the 'Select Points' Toolbox are:

   Control points on/off (left click turn on the control points and right click turns them off)
   SetPt (which moves all the selected points to the same plane, X, Y or Z)
   Nudge (which moves selected points in increments you determine with the arrow keys), SelConnected (expands the connection from the selected point)
   Expands the selection of the selected points in both the U and V direction by 1 point.
   Select U or V (left click selects all the points in the U direction and right click selects all the points in the V direction from the point selected)
   Selects all the points in the U or V direction from the point or points selected.
   PrevU NextU (left click moves the selection to the previous point in the U direction and right clicks moves the selection to the next point in the U direction from the point or points selected.
   PrevV NextV: left click moves the selection to the previous point in the V direction and right click moves the selection to the next point in the V direction.
   AddPrevU AddNextV: left clicks add a point in the U direction and right clicks add point in he V direction.
   AddPrevV AddNextU: left click adds a point in the U direction and right click adds a point in the V direction.

Another place to access the select points toolbox is from the demo toolbox under the lasso icon. Lasso is another important point selecting tool with which you can freeform draw a selection of points. Lasso only select points and not objects.