Edge loops vs beveling?

Is there any difference between edge beveling abd addingg holding edges ? Doesn’t beveling create holding edges?

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Incidentally, yes, that’s what bevel tool or modifier can do, and though that’s not their original purpose, you can certainly use them for that task when convenient. Sometimes it isn’t though, as those tools require particular selections (you can’t, for example, bevel a boundary edge) and they may not always create the flow that you want, so some manual correction would be required.

Technically, if you just want holding edges, using a bevel with a profile of 1.0 and 2 segments will give a sharp edge, so then if you put a subdivision over that, you get controllable edge loops.

another option I use is to make a face loop selection and use the inset tool with edge rail.