In this video, author Shaun Bryant shows you how to fillet and chamfer objects in AutoCAD using the fillet and chamfer commands.
- [Man] Once again we're staying in our modifying objects.dwg file. And we're going to have a look now at fillet and chamfer and how we add fillets and chamfers to our AutoCAD drawings. Just roll back on the wheel a few notches so that you can see that red rectangle that we created previously using the offset command, that one there. And we're going to add fillet radii to the top two corners of that red rectangle and then some chamfers, some beveled edges to the bottom corners of that particular rectangle.
Now fillet and chamfer are on the modify panel on the home tab on the ribbon. They're just here on this little flyout here. So what we want is we want to fillet first of all. You come into the drawing area and it prompts you to select your first object. Now ideally, what you want to do is right click and specify a radius first. So the radius will be nought point five like so, and press enter. And then what we're going to do as well is right click again and select multiple because we've got more than one fillet that we want to place.
Then we select that line there and that line there. You'll see there's our fillet radius on the corner. And that line there and that line there, there's our fillet radius on the top corner. Enter to finish the command. Now let's go to the chamfer command again on the same flyout on the modify panel there's the chamfer command. And again it's prompting us to select the first line. So we'll right click and we'll put a distance in, there's two methods, distance and angle this time. We're going to select distance first of all. First chamfer distance nought point five, it remembers the distance and prompts you for the second chamfer distance with a default of nought point five, just press enter at accept it.
And we'll then right click again and go to multiple. And what we'll do, we'll do this corner here first. So we'll go this line here, this line here, and there's our chamfer. And I'll just pan upwards a little bit and we're going to go for this line here and this line here and enter to finish. Now I did mention that there's another method of chamfering, which is the angle method. Let's have a look at that. So I'm going to zoom in a bit now on one of the rectangles, doesn't matter which one, one of the smaller ones. I'm going to go back here to the flyout and select chamfer.
I'm going to right click and select angle this time. So if I select angle it's asking for a chamfer length on the first line, I'm going to make sure that's nought point five. And then I'm going to specify chamfer angle of 60 degrees, and then enter. Select the first line, that one there, and then that one there, can you see there's the angle of 60 degrees with a nought point five at the top. So you've just got to basically be aware of which line you select. So let's go back and do that again. So I'll go chamfer again, and what I can do now, I can right click and select method do I want distance or angle, I'm going to select angle and again it'll be nought point five on this line with an angle of 60 degrees on this line.
And as you can see, I've chamfered using the angle method on those two corners. Now bear in mind there are polylines. You can also fillet and chamfer using polylines as well. I'll just pan across a little bit get these central on the screen. I'm going to go back now to my fillet command here on the flyout menu and select first object I'm going to right click radius, make sure the radius is nought point five, it's remembered it from last time so I can just press enter or I can type in nought point five if it's not nought point five.
If I right click again now, and select polyline, it'll actually fillet radius all of the corners like so. I can do the same with chamfer as well. If I come into chamfer here, and then what I'll do is I'll right click and I'll go method and I want distance method this time and what I'll do is right click again and go for distance and we'll go nought point five, enter and then enter again because it remembers the nought point five and then it's a right click and polyline on the shortcut menu.
If I select this one as you can see, it's now chamfered to nought point five all the way around. So that's how you utilize your fillet and your chamfer. Now let me just zoom out here slightly. And what I'm going to do now is I'm going to actually physically explode that polyline. So I'll go up to explode here in the modify panel and explode it. What I'm going to do now is I'm going to delete these lines here where I just chamfered it previously. So they're deleted. I've got two vertical lines, that one and that one.
So what I can do now is if I go here to the fillet command and just select two parallel lines, that one and that one, it puts a fillet on the end. Do fillet again and select that one, and that one and as you can see, there's a nice fillet radius on two vertical or horizontal parallel lines. And as long as they're parallel, it'll automatically work out the fillet radius for you.
Note: The exam objectives are not release specific, but the course has been revised to reflect the most recent version of the software, AutoCAD 2018.
- What is AutoCAD certification?
- Drawing shapes and lines
- Creating isometric drawings
- Modifying objects
- Creating and using arrays
- Working with polylines and splines
- Organizing objects and layers
- Reusing content with blocks
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- Creating layouts
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