This is just more of why. While in section view on front view for example. I choose a face of a part and it doesn't highlight in the tree. I have to rotate a little to find a non cut part then click it. Is there a option to change this?
Not that I know of. The 'faces' created by a section view are only graphical representations, not actual cut faces. If you create a cut-extrude in the assy, you would be able to select the cut faces.
tried that once I figure how to do it, lot of learning on my own..:) anyways, cut-extrude does the same thing. Learning a few tricks to get what want
I'm using select other for now to accomplish what I need. I put it as a short cut. You need a cut to where you can select anything
Well this didn't work to well... o well
This sucks really cause you have to twist or find a hole to select. I work in lots of section views. Other system I work on that was the way to go, section view's. You could select all you parts no matter what, they weren't just a graphical representation. I just double clicked the part and I was in edit mode. o well. I'm now working on works so I have to adjust my ways....:)
This still is one thing I'm still having a hard time with. Just can't handle how you have to twist and turn the assy in order to select a part. If I can make a suggestion, enhance to where you can select a part face in section view (non graphical representation). I know it will make my, probably others, job easier.
4-1/2 months later...THIS STILL REALLY SUCKS!!!!! This one I dislike the most about this system. still floors me how this works.This needs to be changed. I can't log a change request so this is my way for now...:)
10 months later......THIS STILL REALLY SUCKS!!!!! 90% of my designing is done in a section view. You know your competitor can do this..:)
If you turn off the section face, then you can select all the parts that you want. With the section face on, you cannot select through it (unless you use "select other"). But with the face off you can select through it all day long.
and where can I find this setting
Sorry that I didn't attach a picture...I normally do. I was loading something and couldn't access Solidworks at the time. Here goes:
The command is specifically "Show section cap" inside the section options.
With section cap ON:
With Section cap OFF:
Ok, I am in total error......*sigh* I thought about deleting this whole post, but here goes.....
It turns out that you cannot do what you want to even with Section cap turned off.....because you can't select through the "invisible wall" that was section cap....... *sigh*
So never mind.....
That would be an awesome feature, but unfortunately it's still like Kelvin Lamport mentions in the assemblies, however in the drawings you can select those surfaces to attach balloons or you can select the face right click and open the part...
Todd, what I do when I'm designing in a section view is to turn on that specific sketch so I can select the sketch entity instead of something else.
Still very sad it doesn't work liked I hoped it would. Getting use to rotating the model a little or finding inner surfaces to click on a part.
Here's something else there competitor can do and they can't. If your in a section view and drag in a part and drop it in front of the cut, it will show until you either hit cancel or constrain it . I miss that..:(
If you really want a coronary - turn on the Graphics only - that really looks like @#$*(&
Not sure why that choice is even available
Hey I think I've found a work around by selecting the "graphics-on;y section" check box at the top of the section view menu. That with the "Show section cap" check box checked seem to get the job done. thanks
Pretty sure that these are related:
Selected surface highlighting in 2018
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