Select multiple edges in path workbench

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blackened163
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Select multiple edges in path workbench

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Hello,

I am looking for a way to select all edges on the inside of these hexagons in the path workbench to mill them (using the profile mode). I do not find any related topic towards this. I am aware of the p,l shortcut to select one edge of each hexagon manually and get the other edges of that single hexagon automatically.

For this design (see attachment), it is possible to do it all manually with the p,l shortcut but in the future I would like to add much more features. Is there any way to select all edges for example by drawing a rectangle which automatically select all edges inside the drawn rectangle?

Thanks in advance for any help or information!
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chrisb
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Re: Select multiple edges in path workbench

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Use the top or bottom face and "Process holes".
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Re: Select multiple edges in path workbench

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you don't attach your file, so we don't know how you created the Array
if you select the face and order the chamfers you will also have chamfers on the outer edges (see my picture)
you can make a "punch" in Part with chamfers under the head, an Array in Draft and a Boolean subtraction
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Re: Select multiple edges in path workbench

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You could try FreeCAD Linkstage3 branch of user @realthunder, There is powerful selecting options, you can select edge, wire, face, shell, solid.
I don't remember if multiple wires is one of the options, I can't access Linkstage3 ATM. I will confirm, you can give it a try as well.
blackened163
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Re: Select multiple edges in path workbench

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Thank you all very much for the help
chrisb wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:30 pm Use the top or bottom face and "Process holes".
When I activated the Process holes checkbox it does exactly what I want, thank you! I did not know this existed.
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Re: Select multiple edges in path workbench

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You're welcome.
Moved to Path forum (just for the record).
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