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Select edges & Fill


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I wish I could select a closed loop of edges and then fill vs. creating or selecting a sketch. Or maybe it creates a sketch and then fills based on my edge selection... It could even scold me with "These edges sren't planar, try again", I don't care. I guess it is more of a time saver thing, and could be considered trivial, I don't know.
You can achieve the same thing using the boundary blend
tool. It takes about 3 clicks
It's a good practice to avoid using edges when possible.
If there is a surface available, use it instead.
Surfaces are more stable references than edges.

For example, if you have a cube and want to sketch a
square on one face the same dimension as the cube, you
could 'use edge' on the edges of the face and get the
exact square you need. A more robust method is to sketch
a rectangle and align the 4 sides to the 4 side surfaces
of the cube.

As edges are trimmed (by rounding an adjacent edge, for
example) the edge ID changes and child features can fail.
Pro/E will typically make good assumptions about using
alternate edges, however down the road those alternates
can be fragile and break unexpectedly.

Also, if you use an edge that was defined by trimming
with a round, you've created a parent child relationship between the round and your sketch. If the vertical edges
of the cube above were rounded, the 'use edge' lines for
your square would be children of the round, edges aligned
to the surface would not.
Select edges Fill

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I have a single layer with an image of text that is in outline form. The color of the outline is not consistent, so I wish to make it a solid color. How do I select just the outline of each of the letters so that I can use the bucket tool to fill in the outline with a solid color?


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