Somehow grab a face you aren't looking at for push/pull?

I was working in my model, in this view, and realized I had somehow grabbed the blue highlighted face with the push/pull tool. I normally would have to select that entire end of the piece, and move it, or swing my view around to the other side and push/pull it that way (ignoring the mitered beaded profile here which would make this impossible).

Does anyone know what I’m talking about? Is there a way to intentionally grab a face that you aren’t directly looking at? That would be a pretty sweet feature.

Unless you disable it in Preferences, Push/Pull will work on a pre-selected face. Either deselect the face before getting Push/Pull or press Esc after to deselect it. Or disable the pre pick option.

I had not selected the face beforehand.

Somehow that face got selected. At least that’s what your screenshot shows.

That’s what I’m saying. Maybe my text below the image was unclear but that’s what my question is - is there some trick that allows someone to select a face without looking at that face?


1 Like

That certainly looks like what I accidentally did. Can you please explain how to intentionally do this?

In your case probably it was a glitch. In my gif I used PushPull, two shortcuts (Hide and Unhide) and the X-Ray vision to create that process through an illusion.

Without X-Ray, respectively shortcut

Oh that’s super interesting! Thank you!

1 Like