Chamfer on edge

Introduction

The operation Chamfer on edge permits the user to machine the edges of the objects by:

• An equal distance to apply on the two adjacent faces
• Two different values of the distances on the two adjacent faces
Equal distances Different distances

Structure of a chamfer on edge

The operation of Chamfer on edge is decribed by:

• A coordinate system for the creation of points (active coordinate system in the list available on the graphic View)
• A list of entities on wich the chamfer should be applied
• A type of Edge chamfer (equal distances or different distances)
• The distances to apply
Dialog box Illustration

List of entities

The operation Chamfer on edge is applied on the lines of Flux project. It is possible to select:

• points : the chamfer is applied on all the lines connected to the selected points
• lines : the chamfer is applied on all the selected lines
• faces : the chamfer is applied on all the lines of the selected faces
• volumes : the chamfer is applied on all the lines of the selected volumes
• objects : the chamfer is applied on all the lines of the selected objects

It is possible to mix the types of entities for the same chamfer operation.

Result

The creation of a Chamfer on edge has as results:

• A geometric operation CHAMFER_1.
• The addition of this geometric operation in the list of geometric operation of each of the impacted objects.

Access

The different ways to acces the operation Chamfer on edge are:

• By menu: Tools > Chamfer on edge > New
• By icon:

Creation of a chamfer on edge

The creation process of a chamfer on edge is presented in the table below.

Stage Description
1 Choice of the coordinate system of creation
2 Opening the dialog box Chamfer
3

Choice of the name of the generated Geometric operation

(by default: CHAMFER_1)

4

Choice of entities on which the Chamfer will be applied

• graphically on the screen (choose the mode of selection beforehand)

or

• by entering on the table

or

• by selection on the table via a list of entities
5 Choice of the type of chamfer (equal distances or different distances)
6 Choice of the distance or of the two distances to apply
7 Validation by clicking on OK
A geometric operation CHAMFER_1 is created

Limitations

Few limitations:

• While editing the geometric operation, the list of entities on which the chamfer is to be applied cannot be modified. Only the distance (or the distances) are modifiable
• No preview of the chamfer is available in modification