Selection Tools - User Manual

Introduction

Selection Tools is a plugin for Rhino 3D, designed to provide additional selection tools.

Plugin installation

The plugin installer can be downloaded at: https://www.tomkod.com/product/selection-tools/
A free trial is included, and yearly licenses can be purchased on the aforementioned page.
Selection Tools works only for Rhino 6 1).

Our Selection Tools plugin is also compatible with Yak, Rhino's new package manager. You can install it from the repository with the following command line:

License activation

The free evaluation can be used once per computer, and requires a network access to the following adress: 51.254.220.203
The license activation requires network access to www.tomkod.com
Please check your firewall in case of failure.

Toolbar

The toolbars for Rhino are always included in your plugins installation directory, or can be downloaded here.
To install them, you just have to drag/drop the file “Tomkod.rui” to a rhino window.

Features and commands

SelectionTools_About

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SelectByName

Almost the same command as _SelName, except that instead of choosing the name in a list you pick an object in the model. Every object with the same name will be selected.

Walkthrough

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SelectByType

Pick an object type in a list to select every object of this type. The list only contains the object types existing in the model.

Walkthrough

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SelectByVolume

Select extrusions or closed polysurfaces with the same volume, which is useful to find symmetrical parts or duplicates.

Walkthrough

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Options

Tolerance Optional tolerance

SelectDuplicateItems

Select every duplicated closed polysurfaces based on their volumes and areas.

Symmetrical parts will obviously be considered identical, having both the same areas and volumes.

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Options

MinimumNumber A minimum number can be set. For exemple if set to 3, the selection will ignore duplicated items when there are only two of them.
Tolerance Optional tolerance

SelectOneObjByName

Select only one object per existing name in the whole model. Useful when readying the model before detail drawings.

Walkthrough

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Rhino6.15 or later