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Modifying entities - Chamfering and filleting entities

Chamfering entities

You can connect two nonparallel entities by extending or trimming them and then joining them with a line to create a beveled edge. You can chamfer lines, polylines, rays, and infinite lines. When creating a chamfer, you can specify how far to trim the entities back from their intersection (distance-distance method), or you can specify the length of the chamfer and the angle it forms along the first entity (distance-angle method).

When chamfering a polyline, you can chamfer multiple segments between two selected polyline segments, or you can chamfer the entire polyline.

To chamfer two entities using the distance-distance method
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Modify > Chamfer.
  3. On the Modify toolbar, click the Chamfer tool (
  4. ).
  • Type chamfer and then press Enter.
  • In the prompt box, choose Chamfer Settings.
  • In the Drawing Settings dialog box, click the Entity Modification tab.
  • Under Chamfer Distances And Angles, click Distance-Distance.
  • Under Chamfer Distances And Angles, specify the first and second chamfer
    distances.
  • Click OK.
  • Select the first entity.
  • Select the second entity.
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    Select the first ( A ) and second ( B ) entities. The chamfer is drawn, based on the first ( C ) and second ( D ) chamfer distances.

To chamfer two entities using the distance-angle method
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Modify > Chamfer.
  3. On the Modify toolbar, click the Chamfer tool (
  4. ).
  • Type chamfer and then press Enter.
  • In the prompt box, choose Chamfer Settings.
  • In the Drawing Settings dialog box, click the Entity Modification tab.
  • Under Chamfer Distances And Angles, click Distance-Angle.
  • Under Chamfer Distances And Angles, specify the chamfer distance and angle.
  • Click OK.
  • Select the first entity.
  • Select the second entity.
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    Select the first ( A ) and second ( B ) entities. The chamfer is drawn, based on the distance measured along the first entity ( C ) and the angle ( D ) formed with the first entity.

To chamfer all vertices in a polyline
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Modify > Chamfer.
  3. On the Modify toolbar, click the Chamfer tool (
  4. ).
  • Type chamfer and then press Enter.
  • In the prompt box, choose Polyline.
  • Select the polyline.
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    Original polyline.

     

    Result after chamfering.

To chamfer selected vertices in a polyline
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Modify > Chamfer.
  3. On the Modify toolbar, click the Chamfer tool (
  4. ).
  • Type chamfer and then press Enter.
  • Select the polyline along the segment where you want to begin the chamfer.
  • Select the polyline along the segment where you want to end the chamfer.
 

 

 

Select the polyline along the ( A ) and ( B ) segments.

 

Result after chamfering.