4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 26, 2016 10:50 AM by Nils Swanson

    Selecting Hole Edge From Side View?

    Nils Swanson

      I am sure this has a very simple answer, but throughout the many years of using SOLIDWORKS I have been unable to figure this out (created an account on the forums with hopes of finally settling this). 

       

      Take a this basic 2.5" X 4.5" plate for an example. 

       

      If I view this part from the Right Side, how do I select the edge of a hole (highlighted in yellow)?  In a drawing or sketch, I can dimension to this hole as a reference without any issues.  However, no matter what filter I use, I can't select this as an edge to measure from (have tried filtering edges).  I have several parts with lots of holes near bend radii that I simply want to click and measure respective distances.

       

      Again the issue is selecting the hole edge in PARTS or ASSEMBLIES to use the measure tool.  I am able to select this as a reference for dimensions in sketches and drawings without problems.

       

       

      I hope this makes sense.  I know I am missing something terribly obvious... appreciate the help!

       

      Thanks,

      -Nils