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Loop Selection Trick in SolidWorks

by John Koop, SolidWorks Specialist, TEDCF Publishing

Loop selection is a fast way to select all the entities in a closed profile of edges.  This tip shows you how to use it to speed up the process of converting edges to sketch geometry.

Loop Selection Trick

This image shows a part with a slot in it, and a sketch was made on the top surface.  If you wanted to convert the edge of the slot to sketch geometry you could select each edge, one entity at a time.

A faster way to do this is to use Loop Selection.

To do this, select the top surface of the part.

Loop Selection Trick

Now hold the Control key down while you select an edge on the slot.

Loop Selection Trick

Click the Convert Entities command, and all the edges of the slot are converted to sketch geometry.

Loop Selection Trick

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