Every now and then we learn something new in SOLIDWORKS that is so simple and yet so powerful. Delete Hole is one of those. It is a time-saver compared to patching techniques.
When working with a surface model in SOLIDWORKS, a hole can be deleted simply by selecting it and pressing the Delete key. If the hole contains multiple edges, then you might need to right-click and Select Loop or otherwise Select Open Loop. This message appears:
We can simply press OK or hit Enter to accept the default. In the graphics view, the surface looks as if the holes were never there.
NOTE: That a corresponding Delete Hole feature will have been added to the Feature Tree.
Learn more surface modeling tips and tricks in our SOLIDWORKS Surface Modeling course!
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