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Contour Selection

Select sketch contours and model edges, and apply features to them. This allows you to use a partial sketch to create features.

Sketching in 2D

To select and extrude contours:

  1. In an active sketch, select a feature to apply the selected contours. For example, click:

to display the appropriate PropertyManager.

  1. In the graphics area, use the pointer to select a contour for Selected Contours.

The contour can include model edges.

To select multiple contours, hold down Ctrl.

  1. Click to apply to the selected contours.







A tooltip appears when you cannot select a contour because:

  • The part has too many edges.

  • Edges are created on offset planes.

  • Edges are chamfered.

  • Edges are filleted.

Contour selection is also restricted as follows:

  • When reusing a sketch, you can select only on the original face. If, for example, part of the face has been extruded, the tool does not recognize the new face.

  • You can select contours only on the face with the sketch. If, for example, the face with the sketch is cut by a solid object (as shown at right), the tool can select the part of the face still visible but does not recognize the solid object.

Sketching in 3D

When creating lofts with 3D sketch contours as opposed to individual sketches, you can select one or more contours.

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