Chamfer PropertyManager

Use this PropertyManager to set properties for chamfer features.

To open this PropertyManager:

  • Start with an open part. Click Chamfer (Features toolbar) or Insert > Features > Chamfer.

Chamfer Type

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 Select edges or faces of solids. Under Chamfer Parameters, select a Chamfer Method to enter Asymmetric values for both distances on either side of the selected chamfer edges, or Symmetric to 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.

Offset Face Offset face chamfers are solved by offsetting the faces adjacent to selected edges. The software calculates the intersection point of the offset faces, then calculates the normal from that point to each face to create the chamfer.

This method yields predictable results when chamfering between non-planar faces. Offset face chamfers can change direction on an edge-by-edge basis, and they support chamfering entire features and surface geometry.

  Calculation of chamfer offset Chamfer applied
Face Face Blends non-adjacent, non-continuous faces. Face face chamfers can create symmetric, asymmetric, hold line, and chord width chamfers.
  Face Set 1 and Face Set 2 selected Face face chamfer applied
  Select one of the following:

Items to Chamfer

The options shown vary depending on the Chamfer Type. Select the appropriate items to chamfer.

Edges, Faces, and Loops

Edges, Faces, Features, and Loops

Vertex to chamfer  
Edges to chamfer  
Face Set 1 and Face Set 2  
  Tangent propagation Extends the chamfer to faces or edges that are tangent to the selected entity.
  Select a preview mode Select one of the following:

Full preview

Partial preview

No preview

Chamfer Parameters

The options shown vary depending on the Chamfer Type. Set the appropriate parameters.

  Flip direction  
  Chamfer Method Select one of the following:



Chord width

Creates a face face chamfer at the chord distance you set for Width.

Hold line

Sets the boundary for a face face chamfer. With a single hold line, the chamfer is symmetric. You can select multiple hold lines. The hold lines drive the blend between the faces.

    Multiple hold lines can create asymmetrical chamfers. Select one or two hold lines to control the shape of the chamfer.
  Equal Distance Applies a single value for the distance from the vertex. Set the Distance .
  Offset Distance  
  Multi Distance Chamfer Available for Offset Face chamfers with Symmetric parameter. Select multiple entities, then edit the Distance callouts to the desired values.

Chamfer Options

  Select through faces Enables selection of edges through faces that hide the edges.
  Keep features Retains 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
  Help point Resolves an ambiguous selection when it may not be clear where the face blend should occur. Click in Help Point Vertex, then click a vertex on the side where you want the face face chamfer. A chamfer is created at the location closer to the Help point.