Creating a filter allows the user to classify various elements and specific objects into a group. Users can create filters as follows:
- Load a model into the Verifi3D viewer.
- From the navigation side menu bar and select the option “Filter”.
- The filter UI will appear on the left side of the screen.
- Click on the “+” button to create a new filter set by selecting the option “Add Filter Set”.
- “New FilterSet0” will appear. Then, click on the 3 dots (vertical ellipsis) that appear when hovering over “New FilterSet0”.
- Clicking on the 3 dots (vertical ellipsis) will open a menu that allows the user to modify the filter by providing multiple commands, such as (Rename, Cut, Copy, Duplicate, Delete, Manage Sharing, Add Filter Set, Add Filter, Add Shared FilterSets/Filters, Add Global Shared FilterSets/Filter, Export, and Import).
- Select “Add Filter” from the 3 dots (vertical ellipsis).
- The “Filter Editor” UI will appear on the right side of the screen. Users will be able to rename their filter using the “Filter Name” text field, choose which model to apply the filter on using the ‘’Applies To Model”, and will allow users to add an object to the filter which will isolate elements through their properties.
- Users can navigate through the properties of elements within the model by right-clicking on any element in the model, opening the “Context Menu”, and choosing “Properties’’.
- “Element Properties” UI will appear on the right side enabling the user to navigate through elements properties by simply clicking on the element in the 3D view.
- To add properties to the filter, the user has to click on ''Edit'' from the 3 dots (vertical ellipsis) to edit the filter. Adding a property to the filter can be done using one of the following:
a. Select an element in the 3D view. From the “Element Properties” UI, click on the “Filter” button next to a given property to add it to the filter.
b. Click on the “+” button and select the property that is needed to filter the elements with. Also, select one of the following Booleans to determine the value of the chosen property:
ii. Does Not Equal:
iv. Is Not Equal:
v. Begins With:
vi. Ends With:
viii. Does Not Contain:
ix. Is Empty:
12. To add extra properties to the filter, click “Filter” from the “Element Properties” UI or “+” from the ‘’Filter Editor’’. Verifi3D also allows users to associate multiple filters together using the following Booleans:
13. Once finished with the build-up of the filter click on “Save” and the filter will be added to the “Filter-Set” or click on the “Play’’ button to run the filter instantly.