Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Fillets and chamfers, part of Cert Prep: Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (2015).
- Fillets and chamfers are used quite a bit in creating parts for the exam. Let's go through a couple of those real quick. Click on Fillet first, I'm gonna choose a radius here. I'm gonna say five, and then just pick an edge. It's that easy, I create a fillet. If you didn't want to choose an edge, you can choose a face. If you choose a face notice it picks both the top and bottom. You can choose individual faces like the whole top, here. And, it'll fillet everything on the top. So, you have a lot of options of how you wanna choose fillets. I can choose the edges as well, and notice how I get this little pop up box here showing if I choose that first option, it's gonna fillet all four corners.
If I choose this one, it's gonna fillet all these corners here. Every edge here, and you can quickly fillet everything at once if you wanted to. So, I'm gonna choose that first option here. Fillet those corners, click OK, and that's what we got. So, it looks pretty good. Chamfers work in almost the same way. Go ahead and just choose the Chamfer tool, and pick a chamfer size. So, I'm gonna say three millimeters. And, I'm also gonna choose this edge here. Notice I can just chamfer the top very easily. I can choose the entire face. So, I can say chamfer again, and I'm gonna choose this whole face.
It's gonna chamfer all those edges. Alright, that quickly. I can choose something like a chamfer again and choose an entire face on the inside of something and it'll chamfer all those edges. And then, keep in mind how and what order we do chamfers and fillets in. So, for instance, right before this chamfer here, if I were to take this history bar and just roll that right back up. And, I'm gonna use a fillet first. I'm gonna say five millimeters, and I'm gonna choose this edge right here.
I'm gonna choose all those inside edges, click OK, and then I'm gonna roll that forward and take a look at that chamfer. Now, that has been changed because it's filleted first and then it's chamfered. So, now you have these nice rounded corners on the inside here. So, a bunch of different option for using chamfers and fillets. They're pretty straight-forward, but you wanna make sure that you do know how to use those and apply them to your parts while taking the exam.
He also breaks down the three segments of the test (part modeling, configurations, and assemblies), providing strategies that will help you pass each section. At the end of the course, there are two sample exams to practice what you've learned.
- CSWP requirements review
- Working with sketch entities, tools, and relations
- Using the boss and cut features
- Performing sweeps and lofts
- Smoothing corners with Fillet and Chamfer
- Creating linear and circular patterns
- Setting up equations
- Creating multibody parts
- Setting mass properties
- Working with materials and constraints
- Inserting components
- Setting up reference geometry
- Arranging features to change the part
- Working with suppression states
- Using a design table to build configurations
- Establishing standard drawing views
- Annotating your drawings