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Chamfer : Options and Results

Create a chamfer along a solid edge or edges.

Required Step 1

Pick edges and/or vertices.

  • You can select an edge by selecting a point that lies on the edge.
  • You can drag a box to select multiple edges.
  • Edges and vertices can be selected in combination.

When you are finished selecting, press exit.

Selecting Edges: Smooth Chain On/Off

Selecting Vertices: Smooth Chain On/Off:

Required Step 2

All selected edges are marked with a preview symbol that reflects the size of the given chamfer. Each selected edge is also marked with a blue circle that enables you to set a different chamfer value for a specific edge (see the Global Distance parameter explanation below).

The parameters that are displayed depend upon the chamfer option selected from the dropdown list:

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Set the parameters as required:

Symmetric This is a toggle option Symmetric / By Angle.

Symmetric Define a chamfer that is symmetric along the sides of an edge. 
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Distance – Angle Define a chamfer along the sides of an edge by setting a chamfer angle. See the Angle parameter below for information on setting a chamfer angle.
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Distance – Distance Define a chamfer along the sides of an edge by setting the chamfer distance each side of the edge. See the Global Distance parameter below for information on setting a chamfer distance.
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Global Distance Enter the desired chamfer distance (or depth). The value you enter is the horizontal and vertical dimension of the chamfer, as shown below:

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In the chamfer option Distance – Distance, the Global Distance parameter can be defined for each side of the selected edge.
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To set a chamfer value different from that of the Global Distance for a specific edge, click the blue circle on the appropriate edge to display a parameter label. Set the specific chamfer value for this edge in the displayed label, as shown below. Different chamfer values for multiple edges can be set in this way.
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Angle Enter the desired chamfer angle. This parameter is only displayed if the Distance – Angle toggle option is selected above.

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Note: If the corner angle on which the Chamfer function is performed is not a 90 degree angle, then the input angle will be calculated for the first corner edge in the chamfer chain (providing the Chamfer function is performed on more than one edge). The calculated angles of the other edges (containing corner angles that are not equal to the first corner angle) will not be calculated as the input angles.

Flip The Flip -> / <- Flip toggle option flips the direction of the defined Angle along the selected edges. This parameter is only displayed if the Distance – Angle toggle option is selected above. 
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Keep Features This is a toggle option Keep Features / Don’t Keep Features.

Keep Features Keep additional features that are chamfered (such as chamfered holes). 
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Don’t Keep Features Delete additional features that are chamfered (such as chamfered holes). 
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Press exit when finished. Press OK  or Apply  in the Feature Guide to complete the function. The resulting chamfer faces are shown in green, in the example below.

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When completed, the Chamfer will appear in the Feature Tree as follows:

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