[Solved] Need help using FilletEdge

fillet

#1

Hi guys,

I am Ron from Germany, trying to understand the FilletEdge command.

Hope someone can help to understand why my 3d object is not filleting the way i want it to.
I just drew a tube and cut a rectangle shape using “wirecut” out of it.
Now i would like to smooth all edges with “filletedge” at 0.3mm

it should be very easy to round the edges, but the fillets always stay as a surface.
Like this:

I attached my sample file for better understanding.

I’d really appreciate if someone could help me to understand, how i can round those edges correctly.

Thx,
Ron
example.3dm (15.7 MB)


(David Cockey) #2

Do you have TrimAndJoin=Yes in FilletEdge? It looks like you may have it set to No instead. It appears on the command line after selecting the edges to be filleted.


#3

Hi Ron,

It is easy to do. Rhino has some problems using the same radius at the same time for different edges.

Try to make a bigger fillet at the inner radius first. Then proceed with the other edges in german “Kettenkanten”

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Even try to use right click on the fillet icon. It starts the command “_BlendEdge” which gives you “class-A-Style” Edges - smooth :slight_smile:

best regards
Alex


(David Cockey) #4

All the edges filleted with 0.3 mm radius for me. No need to make any fillets larger.

I copied the base object to a new layer then:
FilletEdge
Selected all the edges using a box with the cursor
Enter
Enter

example fillet edge DC.3dm (15.3 MB)


#5

Thank you so much.

Didnt’ know that I have to make a fillet of the inner radius first.
Now it works perfectly!

Thank you!


#6

Thank you david also!
I now have a better understanding of the filletedge command.

Best,
Ron


(David Cockey) #7

For this problem you don’t need to make a fillet of the inner radius first. In this example making all the fillets at once works.