I have a tool (pictured below). The red edges I need to fillet, the others tangent to them I do not. Any ideas?
Uncheck tangent propagation and select the edges you want
I selected that option and it still propagates
Can you attach the part? ("Use advanced editor")
1) Those look like sharp edges. Not tangent edges to me.
How do you want the transition between filleted and non-filleted to look?
Abrupt stop? Run out at angle?
Since those are straight edges, you might try a simple extruded cut along the edge and thru all, that way, it will just run out on its own as the next area angles away from it.
They are sharp to me as well, but I figured SW is defining them as tangent or something as the uncheck of the tangent prop isn't working for me..
This feature will be hand worked into the part, I will have to do some type of blending where it meets the seat of the tool where the insert rests to simulate the finish product. Yes I could go that route I was just thinking I could knock it out with a simple fillet.....doesn't seem too simple anymore this route.
This is one of the issues that I have with Solidworks. Coming from using CATIA V5 and IDEAS/NX, the filleting tool just doesn't work as well as those programs. Of course......those programs are about $10,000-$20,000 more per license than Solidworks, so you get what you pay for. LOL
Anyway, If the filleting tool isn't working, then try a sweep of the fillet shape so that it exits the part exactly where you want it to.
Thanks Dan, this work around got me through the mod. I figured it was just a lack in functionality with the discount CAD.
Dan, Another solution without needing to sweep would be simply to use a Split line and Variable fillet with the split line being the point the fillet is to taper to 0. Then can set the variable fillet to be the full size at the end of the fillet and 0 at the end of the taper and it'll do this functionality automatically.
I agree, however, I sometimes get errors when I allow a variable fillet to hit 0....sometimes errors just occur when I am rebuilding the part even though I changed nothing!
Depends on the complexity of the part. It tends to act like 0 thickness geometry (which Solidworks does NOT play nice with). It works better if you bring it down to .0001", but that will leave a very small ridge. When I am already working in the tolerance ranges of .0002", sometimes things like that get noticed.
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