SOLIDWORKS 2017 Chamfer Enhancements

Article by Chris Briand, CSWE updated October 17, 2016


If you have been working with SOLIDWORKS for a while, you have likely noticed the lack of attention that the Chamfer tool has received from year to year (it’s cousin the fillet, always seemed to get the good stuff).

Before you make that call to complain about the Chamfer’s well being and emotional state — take a look at the SOLIDWORKS 2017 Chamfer!

The Chamfer PropertyManager has been updated to deliver its options in the same easy interface as the Fillet tool as shown below:

Offset Chamfer

Offset Chamfer

SOLIDWORKS 2017 now delivers two new types of chamfers — “Offset Face” and “Face Face”. How’s that for some long overdue attention!

Watch the video below to learn more about the modeling enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2017 including the Chamfer update:

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Resources

Access our resources page to get everything you need to learn what’s new in SOLIDWORKS 2017; including tech tips, demonstrations, and upcoming product webinars.


SOLIDWORKS 2017 Resources

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Chris Briand, CSWE

Chris has been educating and supporting Engineers, Designers and IT Personnel within the 3D CAD industry since 2002, and was adopted into the fantastic team of applications experts here at Javelin Technologies in early 2006 and migrated along with his team members to the TriMech Solutions team in 2021.  Chris enjoys the continuous learning driven by the ingenuity and challenges Designers bring forward. Innovation using 3D Printing, 3D CAD and other technologies, combined with a diverse background as a technologist, allows Chris to find solutions that accelerate Designers, and take Design Teams to new heights. Chris is currently being held at an undisclosed location, near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.