Advanced Selection Tools There are a variety of selection tools at your disposal in the Select Tool pulldown, and once you know what they do, they can be really powerful when working with assemblies.
Volume select Selects components inside a volume.
Draw a selection box and adjust the arrow that appears. Click on the volume to select what’s inside.
Select Suppressed Selects all the suppressed items in your model.
Select Hidden Selects all the hidden items in your model.
Select Mated To Select this tool, then a part. It selects everything mated to it.
Select Internal Components Selects all components that are enclosed by other components and highlights them in the Feature Manager design tree, you can use to create sub-assemblies of internals or add items quickly to folders.
Select Toolbox Selects Toolbox parts.
Advanced Select Allow you to set your own selection criteria.