There are various ways to perform entity-based selection in Pointwise.
Let us explore these methods by selecting database entities in this
Enable the Database mask.
Try selecting various entities one at a time, by clicking your left
To select multiple entities at once, hold down the Ctrl key
and click with your left mouse button. Each entity you select gets added
to the current selection.
To deselect certain entities from this collection, click on an
entity while holding the Ctrl key. This removes the entity from
the collection of selected entities.
To select multiple entities at once, use a “drag box”.
Click the left mouse button and while holding down the left mouse
button, drag the mouse to create a box.
You will notice this little icon by the mouse cursor of a box with a
line through it. It means that any entities that pierce this box or are
inside this box will be selected.
Alternatively, if you wish to select the entities that are entirely
within your selection box, you can hold the Shift key while
dragging the box around those entities. Try that now with the pylon and
You will notice that the little icon by the mouse cursor is a box with a
line completely inside of it. It means that any entities that lie inside
this box will be selected.
If you want to select the wing instead, press Ctrl
+ t. This will deselect the entities currently selected (the pylon and
the store) and select the entities that were not selected (the
You can also select from the List panel.
You can select one entity at a time by clicking on it, or
select multiple entities by holding down the Ctrl key
and clicking on them.
You can click and drag to select a range of entities.
If you click on one entity in the list and click on another
entity with the Shift key depressed, all entities in
between them will get selected.
You can select all entities of a particular type by clicking
on the entity header (Connectors, Domains, Blocks, etc.)
You can toggle selection using Ctrl + t.
To deselect, you can click anywhere in the empty space within
the Display window, or you can press Ctrl + d.