Looping edges

Hi,

Is there a simple way in Hexagon to loop edges or points that have only two connections? In Carrara, I just double-click and it's done. Hexagon doesn't seem to allow me to loop these edges :(

https://1drv.ms/u/s!Aj3rUlbEDZwyq2ERKskFn5wkTs_D

Best wishes,
Thomas

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  • Top left of the Hexagon's main window, see screen grab. You can also use a shortcut key, mine is "L" not sure if this is the default key. 

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  • ThomasScThomasSc Posts: 125

    Hi,

    Thanks. Sorry for the misunderstanding. I've been working with Hexagon for years, so I know the "Loop" feature quite well :)

    The Looping only works for points with at least 3 connections to other points. A "direct" loop (point with 2 connections to other points) doesn't seem to be possible. Try to create a mesh with the "Facet" tool. You'll see that you cannot loop the edges. Carrara can!

    Best wishes,
    Thomas

  • ThomasScThomasSc Posts: 125

    Only possible solution seems to grow the selection. Thanks though.

  • AscaniaAscania Posts: 1,842
    ThomasSc said:

    Only possible solution seems to grow the selection. Thanks though.

    No, it isn't.

    Select the face, then convert the selection to edges.

  • ThomasScThomasSc Posts: 125

    Hi,

    Not in this case. If you do, it will select the outer edge, not the inner.

    Best wishes,
    Thomas Schwenke

  • DzFireDzFire Posts: 1,473

    For edges or facets, use "J" keybord shortcut. (Connect selection)

  • ThomasScThomasSc Posts: 125

    Thanks, but this is only possible for partial loops. You cannot create a full loop with connecting selections, as far as I know.

  • AscaniaAscania Posts: 1,842

    Frankly, you'd have a lot less issues if you weren't using ngons.

  • ThomasScThomasSc Posts: 125

    Hi,

    Thanks. I'm cleaning up STEP files with a lot of tris. Using "Merge coplanar faces" works quite well, but gives me this situation. And I don't want to rebuild the whole model. If you have another advice for cleaning up these kind of files, feel free to tell me.

    Best wishes,
    Thomas

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