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Creating a Chamfer Feature

The chamfer tool creates a beveled feature on selected edges, faces, or a vertex.

To create a chamfer:

  1. Click Chamfer tool_Chamfer_Features.gif on the Features toolbar, or click Insert > Features > Chamfer.
  2. Under Chamfer Parameters:
    • Select an entity in the graphics area for Edges and Faces or Vertex select_edge_faces_vertex.png.
    • Select one of the following:
      Some fields that accept numeric input allow you to create an equation by entering = ( equal sign) and selecting global variables, functions, and file properties from a drop-down list. See Direct Input of Equations in PropertyManagers.
      Angle distance
      Set the Distance and Angle in the Chamfer PropertyManager or in the graphics area. A manipulator arrow appears that points in the direction in which the distance is measured. Select the arrow to flip the direction, or click Flip direction.
      Distance distance
      Enter values for both distances on either side of the selected chamfer edges, or click Equal Distance and specify a single value.
      Vertex
      Enter values for the three distances on each side of the selected vertex, or click Equal Distance and specify a single value.
    • Choose Select through faces to enable selection of edges through faces that hide the edges.
      SelectionThroughFaces.gif
    • Select Equal Distance to specify a single value for distance or vertex.
    • Select Keep features to retain features such as cuts or extrudes that would otherwise be removed when you apply the chamfer.
      chamfer_keep_features.gif chamfer_keep_features_no.gif Chamfer_Keep_Features_Checked
      Original part Keep features cleared Keep features checked
    • Select Tangent propagation to extend the chamfer to faces or edges that are tangent to the selected entity.
    • Select a preview mode: Full preview, Partial preview, or No preview.
  3. Click PM_OK.gif.


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