Solid Fillet & Solid Chamfer


This topic will explain the Solid Fillet / Chamfer function, will explain whereto find the function, and explain the options found in it.This topicwill also explain creation with quick steps, and provide links to relatedtopics.

The Solid Fillet / Chamfer Function

The Solid Fillet / Chamfer function creates fillets and chamfers for surfaces and solidsbased on the settings that you define in the Data Entry Manager and the geometrythat you select in the graphics area.

Fillet Edges

Fillet Whole Solid

To open Solid Fillet/Chamfer, do one of the following:

  • In the Corners group, of the Create 3D tab, click Solid Fillet.

  • In the Corners group, of the Create 3D tab, click Solid Chamfer.

The parameters display in theData Entry Manager.

Note: No matter which option you selected, you will have access to both options in the Data Entry Manager, along with Variable Fillet.

The Data Entry Parameters

The first part of setting up a solid fillet is to select the fillettype (click the down arrow and select the type in the Data Entry window).The available parameters change depending on the selected fillet typeas explained next.


  • ConstantFillet - creates a standard fillet.

    • Radius - sets the radiusvalue of the fillet.

  • Chamfer- creates a chamfered edge.

    • Chamfer Width - allows you to define thechamfer by entering the width.

    • Chamfer Length - allows you to define thechamfer by entering the hypotenuse of the triangle.

  • VariableFillet - creates fillets with a changing radius value.

    • Radius - sets the startingradius value.

    • End Radius - sets theending radius value.


The following options are available for alltypes.

  • Whole Solid
    - is used to select the entirety of a solid using a single click.Multiple Solids can be selectedat a time.
    - is used to select edges,surfaces, or the faces of solids while excluding other portions of thesolid.

  • Tangent Propagation
    - the fillet continuespast the selected edge to any tangent edges.
    - only appliesa fillet to the selected edge or surface.

Apply Parameters to

  • Current Geometry - applies the currently listed valueto the geometry highlighted in the Selected Geometry list.

  • All Geometry -applies the currently listed value to all geometry in the Selected Geometrylist.

Selected Geometry


(Delete) - removes the highlighted item from the Selected Geometry list.

(Delete All) - removes all entities from the Selected Geometry list.

The list will display all entities currently selected for the function.

  • Show Preview

  • OK- can be used to perform the function after geometry selection (as analternative to the other confirmation methods).
  • Cancel- cancels the function when finished.

Quick Steps - Solid Fillet

  1. Open the function and define all Data Entry parameters.

  2. Select geometry in the Workspace.

    This can be whole solids, solid faces, surfaces, or surface edges.

    Be aware that each selection you make uses the currently displayedData Entry parameters for that edge or face.

  3. Click (OK) to confirm the selection and create the fillet.

  4. Update the Data Entry parameters, and repeat this processas needed to create more fillets.

  5. Click Cancelto close the function.

A feature is added to the CAD Tree (one foreach time that you click OK to create a fillet).

Important: TheSolid Fillet Data Entry Manager is designed to allow you to create multiplefillets with different parameters using a single OK click, which createsonly one feature.This is accomplished by applying the current Data Entryparameters to the edges or faces when you click them.You may want toclick OK for each different fillet that you create.This way a separateFillet feature is added to the CAD Tree for each fillet (or OK click).Either way you can always modify the fillets later.

Editing a Fillet Feature in the CAD Tree

When you edit a Solid Fillet feature, the Data Entry Manager displayswith the normal parameters, but also provides a list box of all of theedges and/or faces that you selected for the feature.You can then selectan item in the geometry list, and update the parameters for that selectiononly.This provides you with total control of all the edges or faces thatyou selected for the original feature as well as allows for geometry modifications.

When making edits, you can right-click in the geometry list to Deletethe currently selected item or Delete All items.

When modifying geometry for a Fillet feature, follow these steps:

  1. After clicking Edit or Re/Select from theFillet feature in the CAD Tree, modify your selections as needed.

  2. Click the item for the new selection in theData Entry Manager list to display its parameters.

  3. Update the parameters for the newly selectedgeometry.

  4. Repeat this process for all newly selectedgeometry.

    You can also update the parameters of previously selected geometry.

  5. Click OKto update the Fillet feature.

  6. Click Cancelto close the Data Entry Manager.

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