Learn about creating surface fillets in SOLIDWORKS.
- There's a small possibility that you might see the surface fillet command inside of the exam or at least some knowledge of it, so let's go ahead and cover it right now. So, under surfaces we have the option to create a surface fillet. Click on that one there. We're going to use just a standard fillet here. Items to fillet, it's pretty straightform easy just use the individual edges, click on okay and you can see we can easily fill it out those surfaces. The one thing that is a requirement for creating a surface fillet is that they are the same surface.
So if you notice up here, we have knitted together all these surfaces so that we can then fillet them. If you roll the history bar back before we knitted them together and you try to come up here and to that fillet, it's going to say sorry, I can't do that, those are not one surface that we can fillet. So, make sure that anything you are trying to fillet you've knitted the surfaces together and then it's pretty easy and straightforward to go ahead and run that fillet command. Let's go ahead and roll that thing forward comeback over here to that fillet command one more time let's choose this outside edge over here.
You can make it as big or as small as you like Click on OK, there it is. We can also go back to that fillet and we can make a couple other changes as far as symmetric, asymmetric we can make a couple changes that way. We can also change it from a circular to a conic rho or conic radius or curvature continuous a bunch of different options there on how to create that surface. And you can see sometimes, they just flat out don't work. So, make sure you're choosing ones that does.
- Exam-taking techniques
- Surfacing tools
- Creating splines and 3D curves
- Building a boundary surface
- Extending and untrimming surfaces
- Knitting surfaces together
- Creating surface fillets
- Using the Thicken tool