Tangent Edge Display Overview

Tangent edges are transition edges between rounded or filleted faces in drawing views in Hidden Lines Removed or Hidden Lines Visible display modes. The most commonly seen tangent edges are the edges of fillets.

Tangent edges are often visible in pictorial (isometric, trimetric, and dimetric) views, but are removed in orthographic (such as front, right, and top) views.

You can also use part configurations to change the display by suppressing fillets.
Tangent edges can be displayed as follows:
  • Visible - a solid line
  • Use font - a line in the default font defined in Tools > Options > Document Properties > Line Font.
  • Removed - not displayed
  • Hide ends - hides the start and end segments of tangent edges
Visible Use font
tangent_edge_visible2.gif Tangent_edge_with_font_update.gif
Removed Hide ends
tangent_edge_removed2.gif tangent_edge_with_font_hide_ends.gif
Other options for tangent edge display are in the Hide/Show Edges PropertyManager.
You can control tangent edge display in the following ways:
  • Default - to set the display for all new drawing views, click Options Tool_Options_Standard.gif > Display Style, and choose one of the options under Tangent edges in new views.
  • Views - to set the display for an individual view in a drawing, right-click the view in either the graphics area or the FeatureManager design tree and select Tangent Edge, then choose a tangent edge display mode.

You can set the color of tangent edges in Tools > Options > System Options > Colors . In Color scheme settings, select Drawings > Model Tangent Edges and set the color. The color applies to Tangent Edges Use Font only.