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How do I select all visible parts in an assembly?

Discussion in 'Using Alibre Design' started by eron, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. eron

    eron Member

    I have an assembly with a lot of parts and I need to select all the visible parts and delete them. Pressing Ctrl-A selects all the parts, including the hidden ones. Is there an easier way to do this than de-selecting each hidden part individually in the design explorer?
    Thank you
  2. Lew_Merrick

    Lew_Merrick Alibre Super User

    Stepping through the Design Explorer component listing and selecting (which "highlights" the selected component) can be used to Delete multiple Parts and Assemblies with relative ease.
  3. eron

    eron Member

    Thanks for the recommendation Lew. I have been using the design explorer but with 800 components it is too time consuming to delete them one at a time. I just found the best way to do it is to suppress the parts I want to keep. Then deselect "Suppressed parts/assemblies" from the view menu. Finally, select the first part and scroll to the bottom of the list and select the last part while holding shift. Then press Delete. Then show the suppressed parts again and unsupress them.
  4. NateLiqGrav

    NateLiqGrav Alibre Super User

    Here is an AlibreScript to do that. Use at your own risk - I'm using an undocumented and unsupported ability in AlibreScript.

    Attached Files:

  5. NateLiqGrav

    NateLiqGrav Alibre Super User

    Those who tried the script - please let me know how it worked for you.
  6. eron

    eron Member

    Nate, that script worked great, thank you!
    NateLiqGrav likes this.

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