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Using the Fillet and Chamfer Edit Tools

Reference Number: KB-00389 Last Updated: 05-04-2015 07:30 AM

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


QUESTION

When I click on a ­CAD polyline, I see the ­Fillet Two Lines and ­Chamfer Two Lines buttons on the edit toolbar. What do these edit tools do, and how can I use them?


ANSWER

The Fillet Two Lines and Chamfer Two Lines edit tools allow you to easily add fillets, or curves, and chamfers, or angled edges, to the corners of CAD objects including text objects. These two tools are particularly helpful because they allow you to produce fillets and chamfers at sizes that you specify.

Some CAD-based objects, such as custom countertops and slabs, can also be edited using the Fillet Two Lines and Chamfer Two Lines edit tools.

 

To use the Fillet Two Lines edit tool

  1. Click the Select Objects  button, then click on a CAD polyline to select it.


  2. In X7 and newer versions, click on the Fillet Two Lines  edit button, then click on the Set Fillet Radius  button.

    In X6 and earlier versions, double-click the Fillet Two Lines  edit tool.


  3. In the Set Fillet Radius dialog, specify the desired Fillet Radius for the fillet, or rounded corner, that you would like to create.



    • The fillet radius is the distance from the curve of the fillet to its center point. 

    • A small Fillet Radius value produces a small, tight fillet, and a larger value produces a wider, longer curve.

    • Click OK to close the dialog once you have an appropriate value set.


  4. With the polyline still selected, you can click on an edge adjacent to the one that you clicked on to select it in step 1. The corner at which the two edges join will become filleted.

    Starting in X7, you can also select the Fillet All Corners  edit button to apply the specified radius to all corners of the selected polyline.

 

To use the Chamfer Two Lines edit tool

  1. Click the Select Objects button, then click on a CAD polyline to select it.


  2. In X7 and newer versions, click the Chamfer Two Lines  edit button, then click on the Set Chamfer Distance  button.

    In X6 and earlier versions, double-click the Chamfer Two Lines  edit button to display the Fillet / Chamfer dialog.


  3. In the Set Chamfer Distance dialog, specify the desired Chamfer Distance. 

    • The chamfer distance is the length of the chamfer, or angled corner. 

    • Click OK to close the dialog and finish chamfering a corner of the polyline.


  4. With the polyline still selected, you can click on an edge adjacent to the one that you clicked on to select it in step 1. The corner at which the two edges join will become chamfered. 

    Starting in X7,
     you can also select the 
    Chamfer All Corners  edit button to apply the specified radius to all corners of the selected polyline.