If you move the cursor over an element and press Shift, an element information pop-up appears.
Note: If the Arrow tool is active, the element information pop-up appears on its own (along with the highlight), without your having to press Shift.
The Element Information Pop-up displays the following information:
•The element’s type
•The element’s basic properties (structural fill for Walls, name for Objects, thickness for Slabs, type for Lines, and so on)
•The element’s elevation (for 3D shapes only)
•The element’s Layer
•In 3D and Section/Elevation/IE and 3D Document windows, the Story the element belongs to.
•In Teamwork, the reservation status of the element (e.g., Editable, Free for Reservation, Reserved by).
Some additional information is displayed in the bottom section of the pop-up:
•If more than one element has a selectable part at the given location (node, edge, or surface if Quick Selection is active), the caption Multiple Elements (TAB) is shown in the Info Tag to inform you that you can cycle through selected and selectable elements by hitting the TAB key as many times as needed.
See also Feedback on Overlapping Elements.
•If the element is selected, the mention (Selected) appears in brackets.
Element information highlights, including the time interval before it appears on screen, can be configured in the Options > Work Environment > Selection and Element Information.