Alin’s SW2013 Pick of the Day – Fast Edge Selection

Article by Alin Vargatu, CSWE updated October 9, 2012


When applyIng a fillet feature to a lot of edges, the most time consuming part is selecting them.

In SolidWorks 2012 and prior, selecting edges based on rules was available only when using the FilletXpert. Because of that, the user’s options were restricted to applying constant radius fillets only.

Starting with SolidWorks 2013, this functionality has been extended to manual fillets, offering fast edge selection for constant and variable radius fillets.

This video presents two different techniques for saving time while filleting.

In more complex models, these workflows can potentially save minutes or even hours of what it is in the end a very boring and repetitive task.

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Alin Vargatu, CSWE

Alin is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and an avid contributor to the SOLIDWORKS Community. Alin has presented multiple times at SOLIDWORKS World, Technical Summits, and User Group Meetings, while being very active on the SOLIDWORKS Forum.