The Advanced Filter
dialog lets you limit object display in Scene Explorer based on
combinations of filter conditions (filter phrases).
For example, you can use Advanced Filter to list only hidden non-geometry
objects of a specific color whose name begins with “S”.
To use the Advanced Filter dialog in
- From the Property drop-down list, choose
a property for your filter.
This choice determines
the available options in the Condition and Reference Value lists.
- Choose the Condition.
For example, if you set
Property=Name, then you could choose Condition=Contains String to
be able to filter for a text string anywhere in the object names.
- Set the Reference Value. With some properties,
such as Name, you enter the value from the keyboard. With others,
such as Type and Color, you use the mouse to choose the Reference
Value from a list.
- Click Add.
This adds the filter
phrase to the dialog list.
- Add enough terms to create the filter
you want to perform.
For example, if you want
to show only objects other than Helper objects whose name begins
with “House”, your setup would look like this:
If you add a phrase and
then later decide you don’t want to use it, highlight it in the
list and then click Remove.
- When you’ve set up the filter you want,
This closes the Advanced
Search dialog and activates the filter, with the result that only
items that meet the criteria you specified appear in the Scene Explorer
- One way that you can tell the filter
is active is that the Toggle Advanced Filter button on the left-hand
toolbar is on:
To return to displaying
the full list, turn off Toggle Advanced Filter.
Use the dialog controls
to specify one or more filter phrases and then initiate the search.
Successful search results can meet all or any specified criteria.
You can modify an
existing filter phrase in the list, as shown in the following illustration.
Click a term and modify it using the applicable method (mouse or
keyboard). When editing a field with the keyboard, press Tab
accept the changed entry, or Esc
Choose the desired property
to filter for from the drop-down list.
Based on the Property choice,
choose an available condition.
- Reference Value
Enter a term or choose one
from the drop-down list, depending on the Property choice.
- Match All/Match Any
To use all phrases for
the filter, choose Match All. To filter for items that match any
of the search phrases, choose Match Any. In Boolean terms, Match
All is an AND search and Match Any is an OR search.
Click to add the filter phrase
to the list.
Deletes the highlighted filter
phrase from the list.
- [list of filter phrases]
Shows all active filter phrases.
When you click Add, the current combination of filter conditions
is added to this list.
Closes the dialog and activates
the filter, displaying only objects in the Scene Explorer list that
satisfy the combination of filter conditions.
Closes the dialog without activating