SOLIDWORKS: Advanced Component Selection Tool

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When working in large assemblies, sometimes it is useful to be able to select all instances of a specific type of component. This is a scenario where the ‘Advanced Component Selection’ tool can come in handy. Before diving into the advanced component selection tool, you will find there are some useful predefined selection groups. These are located right under the cursor menu at the top toolbar of SOLIDWORKS. Simply click the drop-down arrow on the cursor icon as seen in […]

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Power Select

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In this blog I am going to talk about a VERY under used, and almost unknown tool in SOLIDWORKS. The POWER SELECT. Ever wanted to select all the fillets/cuts/extrudes/etc in a part ? How about all the faces/features/parts/etc that are colored a certain color ? All the convex or concave edges ? The possibilities of obscure things you can select with this tool go on and on… I know that some of this selection can be achieved by using the […]

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Power Select

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In this blog I am going to talk about a VERY under used, and almost unknown tool in SOLIDWORKS. The POWER SELECT. Ever wanted to select all the fillets/cuts/extrudes/etc in a part ? How about all the faces/features/parts/etc that are colored a certain color ? All the convex or concave edges ? The possibilities of obscure things you can select with this tool go on and on… I know that some of this selection can be achieved by using the […]

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