When you have one type of component selected
you can automatically select a corresponding component of a different
type. For example, you can select a face and then use
Select > Convert Selection > To Edges to
select the edges around the face.
Selection type menu items do not change or convert the
actual geometry. They only change which components are selected.
- To change polygon selections, use the Convert
Selection items in the Select menu
within the Polygons menu set.
- To change subdivision surface selections,
use the Convert items in the Subdiv
You can convert a selection
to many different items using items from the Select
> Convert Selection submenu. For more information,
see the following in the Polygonal Modeling guide.