How do you get the Select Chain option to work in Offset Entities? It seems useless to me.
What happens when you try?
I simply right click a sketch entity, select Select Chain (and the connected entities show as being selected), then activate the Offset tool, set the distance & direction, and hit the green check mark. Done.
That works, but I am first selecting Offset Entities - Select Chain, then selecting an edge expecting to get all the edges in a chain. It doesn't happen.
What version are you using?
I just tried both ways to double-check (SW2013). I sketched a rectangle, activated the "Offset Entities" function, "Select Chain" was activated. I selected one edge and the entire rectangle was offset.
Cleared out the command and re-activated it, de-selected "Select Chain", clicked one edge and only got one edge offset, went back to the PropertyManager, selected "Select Chain", and the other three sides were offset.
So for me it works fine, regardless of which order the selections are made.
My mistake was trying to get it to work on a solid edge instead of a sketch entity by first selecting Offset Entities - Select Chain. I see that to get what I want I should first select the face and then select Offset Entities.
"Select Chain" is activated = selected sketch entities and all connected sketch entities are offset.
"Select Chain" not activated = only selected entities are offset.
Very useful to me.
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