There are several ways to select objects in Strater. An object is selected if there is a bounding box with selection handles surrounding the object. The name of the selected object appears in the status bar.
Several procedures are available to select objects in a borehole view:
Select objects with the Object Manager. Click an object's name in the Object Manager and it is highlighted in the view window.
To select a single object in the view window, move the cursor over the object using the mouse or the arrow keys. When the pointer is over the desired object, click the left mouse button or press the SPACEBAR on the keyboard. Six square selection handles appear around the object, indicating that the object is selected. You can also select a single object by right-clicking with the mouse. The object will be selected and the appropriate context menu will be displayed.
To select the correct object when the bounding boxes for several objects are overlapping hold down the CTRL key and continue clicking with the mouse until the desired object is selected. Any objects that were previously selected become deselected.
To select two or more objects in the view window, hold down the SHIFT key while making your selections. This retains previously selected objects and includes the newly selected objects.
You can hold down both the CTRL and SHIFT keys to select several overlapping objects in the view window. Clicking on an object a second time while holding down the SHIFT key deselects an object.
To select two or more objects in the Object Manager, hold down the CTRL key while making your selections.
To select adjacent items in the Object Manager, hold down the SHIFT key. All objects between the first click and the last click are selected.
The block select mouse procedure allows you to select one or more objects contained in a user-defined rectangle. Press and hold the left mouse button on an empty portion of the view window. Drag the mouse to form a rectangle around the group of objects you wish to select. If the rectangle partially contains an object's bounding box it will be included in the box's contents. Alternatively, you can use the arrow keys to position the pointer on an empty portion of the borehole view, press and hold the SPACEBAR, and move the pointer with the arrow keys.
Click the Arrange | Selection | Select All command to select all the objects in the active pane. Pressing the CTRL+A keys performs the same command.
You can select multiple objects only when they are all in the same pane.
The Arrange | Selection | Invert command selects all unselected objects and deselects all selected objects. This command is useful for selecting a large number of objects and leaving a few isolated objects unselected. Select the objects you ultimately do not want to select and then use the Invert Selection command.
Use the TAB key to cycle through all objects in the view window, selecting each one at a time.
To deselect all objects, either click an area in the page where there is no object, or when the log pane has little if any empty space click anywhere outside the page in the log pane with a white background color. You can also select Arrange | Selection | Deselect All.