Circular Chamfer on Non-Circular Edges

Article by Scott Durksen, CSWE updated August 14, 2012

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When you need to make a circular chamfer around the edges of a non-circular part, such as a nut, you might start with a profile sketch for the chamfer and use a Revolved Cut to create the feature.

Extruded Hexagon

Chamfer Profile Sketch

Revolved Cut

Now here’s an even easier way utilizing a standard Cut-Extrude with a Through All end condition and add a Draft angle.

Create a circle sketch on the face

Use a standard Cut-Extrude feature, flipping the direction and adding draft.

Identical chamfer compared to the revolved cut

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Scott Durksen, CSWE

Scott is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office.