SOLIDWORKS 2016 Curvature Continuous Edge Fillets – Constant or Variable Size

Article by Scott Durksen, CSWE updated January 15, 2016


SOLIDWORKS 2016 now includes the option to set your edge fillets (constant or variable size) to be Curvature Continuous Edge Fillets for a smoother transition to adjacent faces.  This also applies to the Asymmetric fillet parameter.  Previously the Curvature Continuous profile was only available with Face Fillets.

Fillet PropertyManager - Curvature Continuous

Fillet PropertyManager – Curvature Continuous

You can preview the clean transition between the faces by enabling the View > Display > Surface Curvature Combs.

curvature continuous edge fillets with curvature combs

As Viewed with Surface Curvature Combs

Or View > Display > Curvature which produces the coloured display shown in the figure below:

Curvature Display

As Viewed with Curvature Display

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To learn more about what’s new in SOLIDWORKS 2016 software you can review other SOLIDWORKS 2016 update posts here. You might also consider attending a SOLIDWORKS Advanced Update course where you can learn how to obtain new SOLIDWORKS skills. Learn more about our Update Training.

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Scott Durksen, CSWE

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