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Is there another method for fillets

Question asked by Larry Newman on Jul 1, 2020
Latest reply on Jul 19, 2020 by Krzysztof Szpakowski

The failure of fillets is the limiting factor in my design.  I'm trying to fillet between two lofted surfaces, and I can only get a .20" fillet when I need at least .80   This happens over and over. How many times have I seen "fillet operation failed, try a face fillet or smaller radius"  I have tried face and variable many times, they fail also.  I ended up rebuilding the model to make the fillets less complex, but the fillets still have limitations.  I have tried creating a section and sweeping it around, that never blends smooth. I am lucky if one of ten fillet attempts work. Quite often I have to give up and rebuild the geometry then try to fillet again. I have spent many more hours fighting with fillets than constructing the geometry. 


Does anyone have a better way to complete a model without being at the mercy of the fillet gods. Or a method to make fillets more cooperative.