V2020.1.56.3_ Mesh Query


Overview

This tool is used to select or hide objects in the scene that are similar to another initially selected object. Selection is done through multiple different filtering options, such as mesh properties or object name.


Where to find

The feature can be found under Utilities > Mesh Tools > Mesh Query.


Feature Layout

The image below shows the complete feature layout of the Mesh Query tool.

Mesh Query

 

Transform

The object you wish to use in the Query operation

Initialize

Initializes the tool after selecting the object

Mesh filtering on similarities

The filtering options, as described below. Only objects to which all selected filters apply will be found by the Query operation

Material

Filter by material. Only objects that share all materials with the initial object will be found

Mesh Area

Filter by mesh area (the sum of the area of all triangles on the mesh)

  • Deviation: The amount of deviation in mesh area that is allowed for a positive hit

Mesh Volume

Filter by mesh volume

  • Deviation: The amount of deviation in mesh volume that is allowed for a positive hit

Angle

Filter by comparing the angles of the triangles in the mesh. This provides the most accurate result

Name

Filter by object name

Size

Filter equal or below given object size (based on the bounding box of the object)

  • Deviation: The amount of deviation in size that is allowed for a positive hit

Operators

 

Select Similar

Selects all objects in the scene to which the filters apply

Hide Similar

Hides all objects in the scene to which the filters apply

Undo

Undo selecting or hiding the found objects


How to use

  1. Drag an object into the Transform field, or select an object directly from the field selector

  2. Click on the Initialize button to initialize the tool before you start filtering

  3. Select the filter settings you wish to use under Mesh filtering on similarities

  4. Then press Select Similar or Hide Similar to either select or hide objects that are similar to the selected object