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Chamfer Edges

(3D only) Used to chamfer one or more edges of a solid, projected surface, or a surface of revolution.

You can access this tool from the following:
  • Ribbon: Modeling > Solids > Features
  • Ribbon: Modeling > Home > Modify > Features
  • Toolbox: Solid Features
Method Sets the method for defining the chamfer.
  • Chamfer Length — Sets the chamfer’s length (L). The angle is always 45.
  • Distances — Sets the distances (D1, D2) to trim back each face.
  • Distance and Angle — Sets the distance to trim back from one face and the chamfer’s angle (Θ).

    L = Chamfer Length | D1 = Distance from one face | D2 = Distance from the second face | Θ = Angle from face to chamfer

  • Equal Distance — Sets the distance to trim back both faces.
Select Tangent Edges If on, edges that are tangentially continuous are selected and chamfered in one operation. If off, only the selected section is chamfered.
Length (Chamfer Length only) Sets the chamfer’s length.
Distance 1/Distance 2 (Distances only) Sets the distances to trim back the faces. If the Lock control is on, they are constrained to the same value.
Reverse Chamfer (Distances; Distance and Angle) When distances differ, reverses the direction of the chamfer and the value that the faces are trimmed.
Distance (Distance and Angle; Equal Distance) Sets the distance to trim back faces.
Angle (Distance and Angle only) Sets the chamfer’s angle, which must be greater than 0 and less than 90.
Variable Link
Let's you use an existing variable to set the input value, defined in the Variables dialog.
Note: If no variables exist, you will be alerted to create one first.