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Modifying entities - Chamfering and filleting entities

Filleting entities

You can connect two entities with an arc of a specified radius to create a rounded edge. You can fillet pairs of line segments, straight polyline segments, arcs, circles, rays, and infinite lines. You can also fillet parallel lines, rays, and infinite lines. When filleting a polyline, you can fillet multiple segments between two selected segments, or you can fillet the entire polyline.

To fillet two entities
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Modify > Fillet.
  3. On the Modify toolbar, click the Fillet tool (
  4. ).
  • Type fillet and then press Enter.
  • In the prompt box, choose Fillet Settings.
  • In the Drawing Settings dialog box, specify the fillet radius.
  • Click OK.
  • Select the first entity.
  • Select the second entity.
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    Select the first ( A ) and second ( B ) entities.

     

    Result after filleting.

To fillet an entire polyline
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Modify > Fillet.
  3. On the Modify toolbar, click the Fillet tool (
  4. ).
  • Type fillet and then press Enter.
  • In the prompt box, choose Polyline.
  • Select the polyline.
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    Select the polyline ( A ).

     

    Result after filleting.

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

     

    Result after filleting.

  • When you fillet circles and arcs, more than one fillet can exist between the entities. The point at which you select the entities determines the fillet.
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    Select entities ( A and B ).

     

    Results after filleting.

  • You can fillet parallel lines, rays, and infinite lines. The first entity must be a line or ray; the second entity can be a line, ray, or infinite line. The diameter of the fillet arc is always equal to the distance between the parallel entities. The current fillet radius is ignored.
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    Original entities.

     

    Result after filleting.