A script or plugin to improve Fillet variable edge? I would pay for it


#1

Hello,

The tool doesn’t work properly as soon as the edges are acute. The fillet fails etc.
Is it impossible to make a script or something to solve this issue? I would pay for it

Thanks


(Dale Fugier) #2

Can you post some sample geometry where fillets fail?

@chuck, can you chime in here?


(Chuck Welsh) #3

Yes, please post examples. I don’t know of any plug-ins or scripts.
Chuck


#4

I attach a file with the curve which is typically the kind of shape I work with.
If you try to extrude a solid and then fillet the outer edges, you will quickly see the problem.

I start with an imported curve, and I need to end up with a solid that has rounded edges, but the process is a real pain, and fails most of the time, even when I rebuild the curve and correct all the points. (also the Rebuild tool is very inefficient, since it can’t handle sharp corners either)

Here are 2 pics to illustrate:
The curve I start with

And the result I’m trying to get (rounded outer edges)

If you try to do it you will immediately understand what I mean.

If someone is capable of making a script to make this process easier and faster I am ready to pay for it.

Thanks for your advice
Seb


#5

Sorry I forgot to attach the 3dm file with the curve in case someone wants to try.
Here it is KKA curve.3dm (81.4 KB)

Thanks


#6

yeah, a special Fillet able to do this kind of situation could be good. The Fillet today fails most the time in doing the “Full round” shapes.


#7

two thumbs up for that plugin


#8

My stupid answer:
have you tried offsetting the crv and using loft?
Ok it’s not a proper Fillet, but it’s fast enough and reliable for text of this complexity.

I’m trying to put together a GH definition.


(Dale Fugier) #9

@chuck, did you see this geometry?


(Chuck Welsh) #10

Rhino22,

Thanks for sending the file. I’ll put it on the bug list. Looks like I have to find a better way to extend the fillet surfaces when the natural extensions don’t intersect.

Chuck


#11

Hi Skysurfer,

Thanks for the suggestion, I’ve tried it and the result is good enough for the outer edges.
However I also need to slightly fillet the inner edges of my design and “fillet edge” fails miserably.

I am actually trying to see if another 3d package than Rhino would be better suited to my needs.