How to Select Identical Components in SOLIDWORKS

Article by Mersedeh Zandvakili created/updated March 19, 2019

SOLIDWORKS 2019 allows you to select identical components by selecting one of the components.

  • This option works within the features including:
    • Pattern Components (Circular Patterns, Circular Component, Curve Driven Component, Linear Component, Pattern Driven Component, Sketch Driven Component)
    • Mirror Components
    • Move/Rotate Components (available with Collision Detection and Physical Dynamics)
  • Component Selection for features such as Defeature and Exploded View
  • And all components in the Feature Scope section for features such as Extruded CutHole Series, Hole Wizard, Revolved Cut, and Swept Cut.

Identical Component Selection Example

In the following example the goal is to mirror all the seven planks relative to the front plane. Within the selection box of Mirror feature, one of the planks is selected and after right clicking on the selected component in the graphics area and clicking on Select Identical Components, the rest of the components are selected automatically.

Right clicking on the Component to Access Select Identical Components

Right clicking on the Component to Access Select Identical Components

You can access this option by right-clicking a components in the graphics area and choosing Select Identical Component in the graphics area, by right clicking a component in the property manager of the feature, or by right clicking on a component from the flyout FeatureManager design tree.

All the Components Are Selected For the Mirror Feature

All the Components Are Selected For the Mirror Feature

You can also use this feature without starting a feature by just selecting a part in the graphics area and navigating to Tools > Component Selection > Select Identical Components.

Select Identical Components from the Menu Bar

Select Identical Components from the Menu Bar

All the identical components will be selected in the FeatureManager Design Tree.

Components Are Selected in the FeatureManager Design Tree

Components Are Selected in the FeatureManager Design Tree

Related Posts

Mersedeh Zandvakili

Want to learn SOLIDWORKS?

Take a training course from our team of Certified SOLIDWORKS Experts