I have looked through all of the commands that can have a keyboard shortcut assigned; however, "Select Chain" does not appear on the list. I know it is available from the contextual menu (right click) but I was hoping to assign a shortcut key.
You can recorded (Macro) and then map it to a key.
actually here it is...
Adrian, I tried your macro, and then I recorded one myself. Unfortunately I could not get either one to work.
After looking at the macro code in the vb editor, It appears that the macro records specific sketch & sketch segment names which will not work with different sketches. However, I could probably use the API to create code that will prompt for input so that it would work in different situations.
An alternative; (but more clicks than the RMB > Select Loop method)
Assign a key to the Convert Entities tool (say Ctrl E)
When in a sketch, select the face containing the required loop
Shift select an edge
Use the Covert Entities shortcut key
I would like something that works using just sketch segments (no faces).
I thought there could be a quick answer (just what everybody wants) to my question but I see that is more involved than I thought. I don't have any experience with the API yet, but breaking it down to a series of functions similar to what you have described seems like it might work in my case.
I can, of course, continue to use the RMB "select chain"
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