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CDM369
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HOW DO I CREATE THIS FILLET?

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12-08-2009 06:58 AM
I am converting an Autocad file to Inventor and would like to know how to create a 1/2 inch fillet when I do not have a 1/2" of material on one of the surface faces I'm selecting to create the fillet? I have attached the part file.

You will see the 45° chamfer [Extrusion3] that gives the handle some contour [X4]. Where this Extrusion3 terminates the dwg calls for a 1/2" radius. Extrusion3 only removes an 1/8" of material. How do I create a 1/2" radius at this juncture?

thank you,
cdm369 Edited by: cdm369 on Dec 8, 2009 2:58 PM
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Re: HOW DO I CREATE THIS FILLET?

12-08-2009 07:10 AM in reply to: CDM369
in case somebody else looks at this, it's a 2010 file - I can't open it
with 2009.
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delineryan
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Re: HOW DO I CREATE THIS FILLET?

12-08-2009 07:11 AM in reply to: CDM369
Like this?

I just sketched a 1" circle tangent to the chamfer on a perpendicular plane.


Cheers,

Ryan
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Re: HOW DO I CREATE THIS FILLET?

12-08-2009 08:07 AM in reply to: CDM369
What size fillet does your actual part have ? Can you post the ACAD file ?
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Re: HOW DO I CREATE THIS FILLET?

12-08-2009 08:11 AM in reply to: CDM369
You cut a 1/2" fillet into his part. I'm pretty sure that's not what he's after...
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Re: HOW DO I CREATE THIS FILLET?

12-08-2009 08:25 AM in reply to: CDM369
What about a swept feature? I think we really need a drawing of this.

Ryan
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Re: HOW DO I CREATE THIS FILLET?

12-08-2009 08:41 AM in reply to: CDM369
Actually, the two methods Ryan has posted is what I am seeking to accomplish. Thank you Ryan! Those will work, but for future situations like this is there any easier approach? I was thinking the fillet feature tool would some how offer you the ability to control the center of your fillet radius, by allowing you to offset it a specific distance from the selected faces used to create the fillet. No luck there??
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Re: HOW DO I CREATE THIS FILLET?

12-08-2009 08:53 AM in reply to: CDM369
If you can manage to have the foresight to realize you need it (I never do) you can just sweep the chamfer, then mirror it to all corners, on a square part, you can circular pattern the feature to save time.

Does anyone have a faster way?

Ryan
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