I can't get this chamfer:
I got it done with extrude cut.
Did I missed something?
2019 SP1 file attached.
Can you send it as an X_T I am on 2017
X_T V24 attached.
Here you go Brad... I think the issue is you can't limit the beginning and end of the chamfer without doing something in addition.\
In this model I split the body (cross (top portion)) did my chamfers then combined. Think Frederick is looking for something simpler and I don't see it. Maybe an extruded cut from the end up to vertex then mirror?
beat me to it Dennis Bacon. I had the same thought process. You just posted it faster.
I'm adding weld prep.
The 'outside' edge is easy.
'Inside' edge will need to be cut and mirror 3 times on each beam.
Frederick Law I believe the most efficient way would be to do the extrude cut that you mentioned before. The Chamfer command will do the entire edge unless you slit the face at the transition to the vertical piece. Even then, I got this:
I was able to spit the part into multiple bodies and then chamfer the edges then combine them together.
With all of that said.....extrude cut was WAY more efficient
Can we use Partial Edge parameters in the chamfer for this issue?
I hope this is will help greatly in this kind of design indent situation
I thought Solidworks had that option. It is only available if you select the "Offset Face" chamfer type.
2019 What's New in SOLIDWORKS - Creating Partial Chamfers and Fillets
It also allows you to enter different chamfer values for different edges.
I can't decide whether to be excited that I found the "fully featured" chamfer, or mad because SW hasn't applied it to the other chamfer types.
Dilip K. L. wrote: Can we use Partial Edge parameters in the chamfer for this issue?
Dilip K. L. wrote:
This alone might get me to start using SW2020.
Great Great addition to a feature.
It looks like partial edge chamfer was added in 2017, but it only works with the offset face Chamfer Type as Scott mentioned. I thought there was a way you could activate a single feature and get the option to make a fillet or a chamfer, that's what Dilip shows.
Matt Lombard wrote: It looks like partial edge chamfer was added in 2017, but it only works with the offset face Chamfer Type as Scott mentioned. I thought there was a way you could activate a single feature and get the option to make a fillet or a chamfer, that's what Dilip shows.
Matt Lombard wrote:
Interesting Matt that the Partial Edge option is not available in SW2018 SP3.0
It looks like it was introduced in 2019.
This smells like something Mark Schneider would use in a Model Mania part to make even the seasoned experts shake their heads!
Ok, the option to switch between fillets and chamfers only exists for EXISTING fillets. Not for new ones. And it doesn't work for variable rad fillets or full radius fillets. So you can make a regular fillet, change it to Partial Edge. Then click OK. Then edit it, and change it to a chamfer. BUT you can't go the other way - make a chamfer and change it to a fillet - UNLESS it was first created as a fillet, then changed to a chamfer. Then you can change it back to a fillet.
Huh. It's almost as if they eliminated the Chamfer feature in preference of combining chamfer and fillet under a single feature called Fillet, but no one told the Chamfer feature.
So I guess we can all take the Chamfer tool off our toolbars... but in order to do that, you'd have to make fillets first, then edit them into chamfers. It doesn't make sense unless you were able to start a fillet and change it to a chamfer, but you can't.
Just a note that when you start the Chamfer feature you have to make a decision, since it give you access to two separate tools:
The icon for both would be identical, but once you created the feature, you cannot switch between the two chamfers.
Please watch this video for more details: https://youtu.be/HitAMSQU4v0
Alin Vargatu Thanks for clearing that up. The RMB menu huh? Never would have thought to look there. I have never had the need to flip between a chamfer and a fillet, but that's a nice party trick I guess. And then it's hidden behind a non-descript icon in the PropertyManager. Somebody should be checking this work. This would get a "do over". It's interesting, and appears to work, but good luck finding it when you need it. Thankfully Alin has a good memory. Jim Wilkinson isn't doing interface anymore is he? He wouldn't have let one like this get by.
Alin, would this be a good choice for one of your 5% threads? The "new" chamfer tool has a lot of power, but the interface is lacking.
At the very least I think they should make face offset the default, since it is the one with all of the cool toys.
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