Drafting, Solid Edge, Tips

Solid Edge Drafting and Solid Edge 2D Tip – Can’t Select stuff ?

Ever had the situation where you can’t select something in Solid Edge Draft / Solid Edge 2D window ?


Solid Edge has the powerful ability to filter based on layer and element type and this is setup in the Select Options dialog as shown in the image above. If you are having trouble selecting things in the Draft window try turning these options on and see if that helps !

Where would you use Select Options ?

A common situation is when importing DXF/DWG data and needing to cleanup the graphics you have imported. This data is usually organised on layers, so, for example, you could make the active layer one which contains data to be removed. In the image below we want to remove the old border, so we make the Border layer active then we use Select Options to select everything on that layer only, then delete.


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