Selection Struggle

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Command tips for selecting objects in Rhino and Matrix

By Darla Alvarez, GIA Jewelry Design & Technology Instructor

Some of the challenge of CAD modeling lies solely in being able to work on a specific object. As your model be-comes more complex, with more curves, surfaces, gems, and the like, it is difficult to only select the intended target. Many commands exist that can aid modeling, and it is certainly worth diving into the manual now and again to find these hidden gems. The following are a few of the more interesting and lesser-known commands that can help alleviate the selection struggle.