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This article will cover the Bi-Directional Selection, Explode, and Remove tools within Verity. Bi-Directional Selection refers to selection between items in Navisworks and Verity. Explode allows you to break down an element further, while Remove allows you delete an item from a Verity Analysis.
If there are elements you want to find and review in the Verity Item Table based on what you’re looking at in Autodesk® Navisworks®, you can select the elements in Autodesk® Navisworks® and use the Import Selection from Host button to find and select any of those elements that have been added to Verity and are in the Item Table. This will clear your current selection in Verity.
Similarly, if there are elements in Verity you wish to see in Autodesk® Navisworks® in context you can use the Export Selection to Host button to re-send your Verity selection to Autodesk® Navisworks®. If you have Autozoom, Inspection Mode, or Match View frame enabled the Autodesk® Navisworks® view will be updated accordingly as well.
Verity will do its best to correctly find the right level in the selection tree in Autodesk® Navisworks® when bringing the geometry in. However, many manufacturing/system analysis applications have assembly or system-level geometry. If they do, Verity will bring in many individual elements grouped as a single item, significantly reducing the usefulness of the analysis. Verity has an Explode button which allows a user to bring in geometry from the next level down in the Autodesk® Navisworks® tree structure. If the next level down does not contain sub-elements, Verity will continue to search down the tree until it either finds sub-elements or runs out of tree levels to search. If a user runs out of tree levels and still have one large grouped item, try to find an alternate means of importing the geometry into Autodesk® Navisworks®.
The Remove tool provides a way to remove items that a user has added that they don’t want to Analyze. Select the items in the Item Table that are to be removed. Nest, click the Remove Selected Items from Verity button in the Verity Console. Ctrl and Shift modifiers work in the table view to select multiple items. The table sorting will also be useful to group items a user may want to remove. Selected scans can also be removed from the Scan Table if a scan is not needed for the current analysis.