I have an assembly with hundreds of components in it and 5 of them are bulk items. What I stumbled across was that when using the right to left 2D box method of selecting a component or group of components, it is also selecting all of the bulk items but not always. This behavior seems to be location dependent as I can use this method on one area of the assembly and the bulk items are selected while using the same method in another area of the assembly the bulk items are not selected. In the attached image, I used this method to just catch the edge of the orange wheel to select it and in the model tree you can see the three bulk items have been selected also. Is there a config option to disallow this behavior? This has been tested with Creo 4 and 8.
Better than a long explanation, I registered for you a movie (with sound) to explain why Bulk Items are sometimes selected upon graphical selection in Creo Parametric assemblies.
Despite of the fact Creo Parametric is behaving as expected here, I neverheless agree it would be good to grant (already per default) or deny (currently not possible) selection of Bulk Items during graphical selections in assemblies:
Related to this requirement, due to the fact that system currently behaves according to our specifications, this point:
Thank you for your response and video. In your video, all of your 2d box selections are from left to right which requires a target model or assembly to be completely inside the box. The issue I ran into involves a 2d box selection from right to left which only requires me have a small portion of the target model inside the box. I created a simple assembly based on your movie with a box and a bulk item.
Doing a 2d box from right to left and catching just the upper right corner, I only select the box.
Doing a 2d box from right to left and catching just the lower right corner, I select the box and the bulk item.
I understand your example using left to right box selection but I do not understand the results for a 2d box from right to left only selecting a portion of the same target in two different areas and getting different results. Thank you again for your time.