Have you ever been working within a loft, or other similar features, and suddenly realized you need a sketch in order for the feature to work? At this point, like many times before, you cancel the feature, create the sketch and go back in the feature in order to create the geometry. What if I told you that you’ve been missing out on a great tool that allows you to avoid having to leave the feature in the first place?
There is a tool called the Selection Manager that allows you to make the selections you need, without the use of sketches. This tool uses the edges, loops and areas of existing geometry in order to make selections. The Selection Manager is available for lofts, sweeps, and boundary features, as well as path mates. The Selection Manager is not to be confused with Selection Filters (which I wrote about in a previous blog).
To activate the Selection Manager, you simply must activate the feature (I.E. Loft), right-click within the graphics area, and choose the Selection Manager.