SOLIDWORKS 2017 Convert an existing Chamfer to a Fillet & back again!

Article by Chris Briand, CSWE updated October 3, 2016

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Using the “Offset Face” or “Face-Face” chamfer options within SOLIDWORKS 2017, grants us an additional ability! We can now swap back and forth between a fillet and a chamfer if needed! To do this right-click on either the “Offset Face” or “Face-Face” Chamfer.

Convert Chamfer Operation

Step 1: RMB-Click on the “Offset Face” chamfer (or fillet)

And select Convert Chamfer to Fillet from the shortcut menu

SOLIDWORKS Convert Chamfer

Step 2: Convert Chamfer to Fillet

Then choose the Feature Type (Fillet or Chamfer) and select the “OK” checkmark to complete the change.

Step 3: Choose the Feature Type and select the "OK" checkmark.

Step 3: Choose the Feature Type

As shown in the figure below the chamfer has now been changed into a fillet, and could be converted back again if required.

Change Complete!

Change Complete!

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SOLIDWORKS Convert Chamfer is just one of the new features in SOLIDWORKS 2017. 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.

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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.  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.