Schematic View Selection Right-Click Menu
 
 
 
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Schematic View Select any node. Right-click.

The Schematic View right-click menu contains controls for selecting, displaying, and manipulating selections of nodes. It gives you quick access to List Views, Display Floater and lets you switch between Reference and Hierarchy Mode quickly.

Interface

Options quadrant

Display Floater

Opens the Display floater and activates the corresponding toolbar button.

Move Children

Sets Schematic View to move all children of parent being moved. When this mode is on, the toolbar button is activated.

Reference Mode

Sets Schematic View to display entities as a reference graph instead of hierarchy. Switching between Hierarchy and Reference mode is nondestructive.

Hierarchy Mode

Sets Schematic View to display entities as a hierarchy instead of reference graph. Children appear indented below the parent. Switching between Hierarchy and Reference mode is nondestructive.

Always Arrange

Sets Schematic View to always arrange all entities based on the chosen arrangement preference. Displays a pop-up warning before doing so. Choosing this activates the toolbar button.

Select quadrant

Select Tool

Activates the Select tool when Always Arrange is turned on. Activates the Select and Move tool when Always Arrange is off.

Select All

Choose Select All to select everything in the window.

TipHold down the Ctrl key to add objects to selections or remove them from it.
Select None

Choose Select None to deselect everything.

Select Invert

Deselects selected entities and selects all other entities in the current Schematic View.

Select Children

Selects all children of the current selection.

Deselect Children

Deselects children of all selected entities. Parent and child must be selected for child to become unselected.

Sync Selection

Synchronizes the selection in the Schematic View window with the viewport. Whatever you have selected in the Schematic View window becomes selected in the viewport. Whatever you select in the viewport becomes selected in Schematic View. It’s a two-way street.

Layout quadrant

Shrink

Shrinking hides all selected entities’ boxes, but keeps arrangement and relationships visible. This option displays a submenu:

  • Toggle Shrink Changes the state of entity shrinkage. Shrunken entities become unshrunken, and the other way around.
  • Unshrink All Makes all shrunken entities visible.
  • Unshrink Selected Makes all selected shrunken entities visible.
  • Shrink Selected Hides all selected entities’ boxes, keeps arrangement and relationships visible.
Free All

Frees all entities from arrangement rules, tags them with a hole icon on their left end and leaves them in place. Use this to freely arrange all objects.

Free Selected

Frees all selected entities from arrangement rules, tags them with a hole icon on their left end and leaves them in place. Use this to freely arrange selected objects.

Arrange Children

Arranges the display of children based on set arrangement rules (align options) below the selected parent.

Arrange Selected

Arranges the display of the selection based on the arrangement preferences.

Expand Selected

Reveals the display of all child entities of selected entity.

Collapse Selected

Hides the display of all children of selected entity, leaving the selected entity visible.

Unhide All

Displays all the nodes in the scene. If the resulting Schematic View is too cluttered to work with, try using Preferences to remove what you don’t need to see. Or make individual selections and hide upstream or downstream to unclutter the display.

Hide Selected

Hides the selection in the Schematic View window.

Edit quadrant

Connect

Activates the connect tool. This tool in Schematic View can be used to create many Schematic View relationships such as parent, constraint, copy modifier, copy controller, or copy material.

Unlink Selected

Disconnects the selected entities

Delete Selected

Deletes entities from Schematic View and from the scene. This also can be used to disconnect selected relationships.

Assign Controller

Displays the Assign controller dialog. This is available only when controller entities are selected.

Object Properties

Displays the Object Properties dialog for the selected objects.

Wire Parameters

Let's you wire parameters using Schematic View. This is active only when entities are selected. This launches the standard Wire Parameters dialog.

Collect Parameters

List Views

This submenu has choices for managing List Views.

Selected Occurrences

Opens or redraws List View with all entities that share a property or relationship type with currently selected entities

Selected Instances

Opens or redraws List View with all instances of currently selected Schematic View entities.

All Instances

Opens or redraws List View with all instances of currently displayed Schematic View entities.

Selected Relationships

Opens or redraws List View with all relationships of currently selected Schematic Vie entities.

All Relationships

Opens or redraws List View with all relationships of currently displayed Schematic View entities.