1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 22, 2013 8:08 PM by Jerry Steiger

    Asymmetrical fillet: one face has more curve than the other

    John Doe

      I'm pretty sure the older version of solidworks had this feature. Basically it a fillet that smooths out an edge, but I want it to be shorter on one side. Or if anyone knew how to mimic the fillet that you would find on the bottom of the unibody macbook pro, the one that abruptly cuts off. Is it some kind of curved loft?

       

      Thanks for any help!

        • Re: Asymmetrical fillet: one face has more curve than the other
          Jerry Steiger

          John,

           

          I'm not familiar with the macbook that you are talking about, but I will give it a stab, since no one else has.

           

          If the faces or edges you are connecting have much different curvatures, then a continuous curvature fillet might do the trick.

           

          If you are doing an Extrusion or a Revolve, you could use a Spline instead of a Fillet to connect the edges. You can do the same with a Loft or Boundary Surface or Solid.

           

          If you are going to be doing a lot of work where the appearance of a fillet really matters, you should probably be following the SolidWorks/Surfacing forum

           

          Jerry S.