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How to Select the Back Facets of the SOLIDWORKS View Selector Tool

Article by Alin Vargatu, CSWE created/updated March 31, 2013

This is one more example of a new SOLIDWORKS functionality introduced by a service pack and a great reason for having an active subscription with SOLIDWORKS. The SOLIDWORKS View Selector tool is very helpful, but until adding this enhancement it was not 100% usable since all the facets of the cube could not be selected.

Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2013 SP2.0, you can select any back facets by pressing the Alt key during the selection.

Watch this video for a comparison between the functionality of the SOLIDWORKS View Selector in the latest service pack:

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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.

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