what is the resolution to the error message 'selected face does not have a peripheral loop'? just what is a peripheral loop anyway?
What are you trying to do when you receive that error?
I get this error when using convert entities on a weldment. For instance, I am making a tubular frame for an offroad vehicle. I did this using a 3D sketch and weldments. I made a section cut in the frame so I could place a bracket. I inserted a new part in the assembly and went into its sketch. When I try to convert entities from the sectioned tube, the outer circle is not able to be clicked on. All I can click on is the face. When I hit the check box on the convert entities dialog, this error pops up.
This happens when trying to convert entities on a face with no single outside perimeter, usually a cylinder. Most faces have a definite outside perimeter, and convert entities uses that perimeter as a default for selecting edges. The definition of a cylinder's perimeter is ambiguous (is there none? are there two?) which SW chooses not to resolve with any sort of default.
Instead of selecting the outer cylindrical surface to convert, select the end face or actual outer edge of the tube.
That's what I have been trying. Before I click on the convert entities button, I am able to click on the outer edge of the tube like I have done dozens of times before. But when I open the convert entities dialog, it un-selects the outer edge of the tube and I am no longer able to select it. I can only select that face or the edge behind it which joins to the tube running vertically in that previous picture. Is it an issue with using weldments? Or maybe an issue with this being a sectioned view? I can't figure it out but it's extremely annoying.
Sorry I forgot it was a sectioned view.
You could use the section plane & the Intersection Curve tool to create the converted geometry.
Excellent! That seems to work. Thank a lot!
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