Std TreePreSelection

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Std TreePreSelection

Menu location
View → TreeView actions → Pre-selection
Default shortcut
T 4
Introduced in version
See also


The Std TreePreSelection command toggles the Tree view PreSelection mode. If this mode is on, an object that the mouse is over in the Tree view will be pre-selectected (temporarily highlighted) in all 3D views belonging to that object's document.


  1. There are several ways to invoke the command:
    • Click on the black down arrow to the right of the button and select the Pre-selection option from the flyout. Note: the button image will change depending on the selected option.
    • Select the View → TreeView actions → Pre-selection option from the menu.
    • Use the keyboard shortcut: T then 4.


The Tree view PreSelection mode can also be set in the Preferences editor: Edit→ Preferences → General → Selection.