||This task shows you
how to view all the objects related to
a selected object. "Related" refers to objects that are directly
connected, as well as objects that are an organizational element, such as
||The following describes this
function in the Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams application; however
the feature operates identically in the HVAC, Tubing, Electrical, and
Waveguide Diagrams applications.
To use this function properly you
must disable the Automatic Expand option for the specifications tree. To do
this click Tools - Options, go to
General - Display and then the
Tree tab, and uncheck
||With your document open, click
Analyze - Related Objects in the
menu bar. The Current Selection Panel will display (see below).
||Make sure the
View related objects option is checked, and select the
object whose relatives you want to see. All objects related to the selected
object will display in the Current Selection Panel. In the illustration
below the user has selected a valve. The Current Selection Panel display
shows that the Check Valve is related to two others,
Pipe Function.3 and Pipe
Function.2, and is a member of line ID,
||You can also select one of the
related objects shown in the Current Selection Panel; in this case
Pipe Function. 3 or
Pipe Function.2, to see which
objects they are related to.
||If you check
Reframe on selection and then click on one of the objects
in the Current Selection Panel, the object will display in your screen even
if it was not currently showing.
Freeze box will freeze the contents of the Current
Selection Panel and it will no longer be updated.