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About the Edge Chamfer User Interface
The Edge Chamfer tab consists of commands, tabs, and shortcut menus. On the Model tab, click the arrow next to Chamfer, and click Edge Chamfer to open the Edge Chamfer tab.
Commands
—Activates Set mode
Dimension scheme box—Displays the current dimension scheme for the chamfer set and contains a list of valid dimension schemes based on the geometrical context. This box enables you to change the dimension scheme for the active chamfer set. The following dimension schemes are available:
D x D—Creates a chamfer that is at a distance (D) from the edge along each surface. This is selected by default.
D1 x D2—Creates a chamfer at a distance (D1) from the selected edge along one surface and a distance (D2) from the selected edge along the other surface.
Angle x D—Creates a chamfer at a distance (D) from the selected edge along one adjacent surface at a specified angle (Angle) to that surface.
45 x D—Creates a chamfer that is at an angle of 45° to both surfaces and a distance (D) from the edge along each surface. This scheme is available only for chamfers that use 90° surfaces.
O X O—Creates a chamfer that is at an offset distance (O) from the edge along each surface. This is selected by default only when D x D is not available. This scheme is only available if the Offset Surfaces creation method is used.
O1 X O2—Creates a chamfer at an offset distance (O1) from the selected edge along one surface and an offset distance (O2) from the selected edge along the other surface. This scheme is only available if the Offset Surfaces creation method is used.
Value boxes
D box—Controls the distance of a current D x D, Angle x D, or 45 x D chamfer. This box corresponds to the distance in the Distance table D column on the Sets tab.
D1, D2 boxes—Controls the distance of a current D1 x D2 chamfer set. These boxes correspond to the distance in the Distance table D1 or D2 column on the Sets tab.
Angle box—Controls the angle of the current Angle x D chamfer. This box corresponds to the current angle in the Distance table (Angle column) on the Sets tab. The box contains standard chamfer angles.
O box—Controls the offset distance of a current O x O chamfer. This box corresponds to the offset distance in the Distance table O column on the Sets tab.
O1, O2 boxes—Controls the offset distance of a current O1 x O2 chamfer set. These boxes correspond to the offset distance in the Distance table O1 or O2 column on the Sets tab.
Reference collectors
D collector—Indicates that a valid object has been selected as the distance reference for the active D x D, Angle x D, or 45 x D chamfer set. This collector is available when you snap a handle to a reference or select Reference from the distance box in the Sets tab (left box under Distance table). This collector corresponds to the D column collector in the Distance table.
D1, D2 collector—Indicates that a valid object has been selected as the distance reference for the active D1 x D2 chamfer set. This collector is available when you snap a handle to a reference or select Reference from the distance box in the Sets tab (under the Distance table). This collector corresponds to the D1 or D2 column collector in the Distance table.
O collector—Indicates that a valid object has been selected as the offset distance reference for the active O x O chamfer set. This collector is available when you snap a handle to a reference or select Reference from the distance box in the Sets tab (left box under Distance table). This collector corresponds to the O column collector in the Distance table.
O1, O2 collector—Indicates that a valid object has been selected as the offset distance reference for the active O1 x O2 chamfer set. This collector is available when you snap a handle to a reference or select Reference from the distance box in the Sets tab (under the Distance table). This collector corresponds to the O1 or O2 column collector in the Distance table.
—Reverses the distance of a D1 x D2, Angle x D, or O1 x O2 chamfer.
—Activates Transition mode
Transition Type box—Displays the default transition type for the current transition and contains a list of valid transition types based on the geometrical context. This box enables you to change the transition type for the current transition. A complete list of transition types follows:
 Not all transition types listed below are available for a given context.
Default—The system determines the transition type that is the best fit for the geometrical context. The transition type appears in parenthesis.
Stop Case 1—Terminates the chamfer using geometry configured by the system.
Stop Case 2—Terminates the chamfer using geometry configured by the system.
Stop Case 3—Terminates the chamfer using geometry configured by the system.
Stop at Reference—Terminates chamfer geometry at the selected datum point or datum plane. The Stop reference collectors (located on the Transitions tab and on the Edge Chamfer tab) activate.
Blend—Creates a fillet surface between the chamfer pieces using an edge reference.
Continue—Extends chamfer geometry into two chamfer pieces.
Intersect—Extends two or more overlapping chamfer pieces toward each other until they merge forming a sharp boundary.
Patch—Creates a patched surface at the location where three or four chamfer pieces overlap.
Corner Plane—Chamfers the corner transition formed by three overlapping chamfer pieces with a plane.
Capped check box—Creates end surfaces to cap the gaps between the active transition and part geometry. This check box is only available when you select a transition type valid geometry (other than Default), and the Surface or New quilt attachment types on the Options tab. This check box is not selected by default. You can also use Capped from the shortcut menu.
 • Side surfaces must exist in order to extend and use them as capping surfaces. If not, the chamfer piece cannot be capped and the Capped check box is ignored.• This check box caps the gap only of the active transition while the Create end surfaces check box located on the Options tab caps all chamfer piece ends for the entire chamfer feature. The Edge Chamfer tab check box overrides the Options tab check box, enabling you to cap the gap of the active transition even if you decide not to cap all of the chamfer piece ends for the chamfer feature.• You cannot cap chamfers between a solid surface and a quilt surface.
Patch Transition Options
Optional surface collector—Indicates that a valid surface reference is selected to place a fillet for the active Patch transition. To activate this collector, you can either click it, use Patch Optional Surface on the shortcut menu, or click the Optional surface collector in the Sets tab.
Radius box—Controls the fillet radius for the active Patch transition. You can type a new radius value or select a most recently-used value from the list. The Optional surface collector must contain a surface reference to display this box.
Stop Transition Options
Stop reference collector—Indicates that valid stop references have been selected for the active Stop at Reference transition. To activate this collector, you can either click it, use Stop References on the shortcut menu, or click the Stop references collector on the Transitions tab. Note that you must select the Stop at Reference transition type to display this option.
Tabs
Sets
This tab is available when Set mode is active.
Sets list—Contains all chamfer sets for the chamfer feature enabling you to add, remove, or select a chamfer set for modification. The active chamfer set is highlighted. The Sets list contains the following:
Set—Indicates a chamfer set.
New Set—Adds a new chamfer set and makes it active. You can also use the Add Set shortcut menu command from the graphics window.
References collector—Displays the valid references that you select for the chamfer set. You can click this collector to activate it or use the References shortcut menu command.
Details—Opens the Chain dialog box so that you can modify chain properties.
Distance table—Controls the distance and location of the chamfer set.
D column—Controls the distance of the current D x D or 45 x D chamfer. This column contains values or references.
D1, D2 columns—Controls the distance of the current D1 x D2 chamfer. This column contains values or references.
Angle column—Controls the angle of the current Angle x D chamfer. This column contains standard chamfer angles.
Distance box—Controls the distance (displayed in the Distance table) of the chamfer set. This box is located under the Distance table and contains the following options. Note that two Distance boxes display for D1 x D2 chamfers.
Value—Sets the chamfer distance by using a numerical value. The distance value displays in the Distance table.
Reference—Sets the chamfer distance by using a reference. This option activates a collector in the Distance table that contains the reference information.
Creation Method box—Controls the chamfer creation method.
Offset Surfaces—Determines the chamfer distance by offsetting the neighboring surfaces of the reference edge. This is selected by default.
Tangent Distance—Determines the chamfer distance with vectors that are tangent to the neighboring surface of the reference edge.
Transitions
This tab is available when Transition mode is active.
Transitions—Contains all user-defined transitions for the entire chamfer feature, enabling you to modify a transition. The system does not list default transitions. You can view the default transition type for the active transition from the Transition Type box on the Edge Chamfer tab or from the shortcut menu. To activate the Transitions list, you can click it or use the Transition Selection shortcut menu command.
Stop references—Contains the references for the active Stop at Reference transition. This collector is available only if you assign the Stop at Reference transition type to the active Stop transition. You can click this collector to activate it or use the Stop References shortcut menu command.
Optional surface—Contains the references to place a fillet for the active patch transition. This collector is available only if you assign the patch transition type to the active transition. You can click this collector to activate it or use the Patch Optional Surface shortcut menu command.
Pieces
Use this tab to view all the sets in the feature, to view all chamfer pieces in a chamfer set, to trim, extend, or exclude pieces, or to address placement ambiguity.
Sets list—Lists all the chamfer sets for the entire chamfer feature.
Set—Indicates a chamfer set.
New Set—Adds a new chamfer set and makes it active. You can also use the Add Set shortcut menu command from the graphics window.
Pieces table—Lists all the chamfer pieces for the current chamfer set and indicates their current state as one of the following:
Included—Does the following:
Indicates that the chamfer pieces are included in the current chamfer set (selected by default).
Includes the selected chamfer piece that is in an excluded state.
Restores a trimmed or extended chamfer piece to its original state.
Excluded—Excludes the selected chamfer piece that is in an included state. Note that this option is only available when the current chamfer set contains two or more chamfer pieces that use one explicit placement reference. This can occur when:
The chamfer geometry breaks due to non-tangent chains.
A single chamfer piece cannot be created at a certain distance value, for example, a chamfer that is too large to sweep around a corner.
Edited—Indicates that the selected chamfer piece was trimmed or extended.
You can also use these options from the Pieces tab shortcut menu. Note that All included is only available from this shortcut menu. All included includes all the chamfer pieces for the current chamfer set that are in an excluded state. This option also restores all trimmed or extended chamfer pieces for the current chamfer set to their original state.
Options
Attachment—Sets the geometry type for the chamfer.
Solid—Creates the chamfer feature as a solid that intersects the existing geometry. This attachment type is only available when you select solids as chamfer set references. This is selected by default when you select solids as chamfer set references.
Surface—Creates the chamfer feature as a surface that does not intersect the existing geometry. This attachment type is only available when you select solids as chamfer set references. This is not selected by default.
New quilt—Creates the chamfer feature as a new quilt. This attachment type is only available for surface chamfer set references. This is selected by default when you select different surface quilts or both a solid and a quilt as chamfer set references.
Same quilt—Creates the chamfer feature as a surface that merges with the reference quilt. This attachment type is only available for surface chamfer set references. This is selected by default if you select chamfer set references from the same surface quilt.
Create end surfaces—Creates end surfaces to cap all of the chamfer piece ends of the chamfer feature. This check box is only available when you select valid geometry and the Surface or New quilt attachment types. This is not selected by default.
 • Side surfaces must exist in order to extend and use them as capping surfaces. If not, the chamfer piece ends cannot be capped.• This check box is different from the Capped check box on the Edge Chamfer tab and the Capped shortcut menu command. The latter two enable you to create cap for the gap between the active transition and part geometry.
Properties
Name box—Sets a name for a feature.
—Displays detailed component information in a browser.
Right-click the graphics window to access shortcut menu commands:
Set Mode: Collector Commands
References—Activates the References collector (located in the Sets tab) enabling you to select a placement reference for the chamfer feature. This is selected by default. This command is only available when another collector is present.
Chamfer Reference Point—Activates the D or O distance collectors (located on the Sets tab Distance table and on the Edge Chamfer tab) enabling you to modify the chamfer distance or offset distance by snapping to a reference. This command is available only when the highlighted distance in the table is driven by a reference. This command is not available for chamfers using the D1 x D2 or O1 X O2 dimension schemes.
D1 Reference Point—Activates the D1 distance collectors (located on the Sets tab Distance table and on the Edge Chamfer tab) enabling you to modify the chamfer distance or offset distance by snapping to a reference. This command is available only for the D1 x D2 dimension schemes and when the highlighted distance in the table is driven by a reference.
O1 Reference Point—Activates the O1 distance collectors (located on the Sets tab Distance table and on the Edge Chamfer tab) enabling you to modify the chamfer offset distance or offset distance by snapping to a reference. This command is available only for the O1 x O2 dimension schemes and when the highlighted offset distance in the table is driven by a reference.
D2 Reference Point—Activates the D2 distance collectors (located on the Sets tab Distance table and on the Edge Chamfer tab) enabling you to modify the chamfer distance by snapping to a reference. This command is available only for the D1 x D2 dimension scheme and when the highlighted distance in the table is driven by a reference.
O2 Reference Point—Activates the O2 distance collectors (located on the Sets tab Distance table and on the Edge Chamfer tab) enabling you to modify the chamfer offset distance by snapping to a reference. This command is available only for the O1 x O2 dimension scheme and when the highlighted offset distance in the table is driven by a reference.
Clear—Clears the selected reference from the active collector.
Set Mode: Chamfer Set Commands
Delete Set—Deletes the active chamfer set.
Dimension Scheme—These commands are identical to the dimension schemes that are available from the Dimension Scheme box on the Edge Chamfer tab. You can find a complete list of dimension schemes in the Commands section of this topic.
Flip—Reverses the distance of a D1 x D2, Angle x D, or O1 x O2 chamfer.
 You must place your cursor over a handle in the graphics window and right-click to display the chamfer set modification command.
Set Mode: Collector Reference Commands
 You must place your cursor in a collector and right-click to use the following commands:
Remove—Removes the selected reference from the active collector.
Remove All—Removes all references from the active collector. The collector must contain multiple references to use this command.
Information—Opens the INFORMATION WINDOW to display detailed information about the selected reference in the collector. This command is unavailable for chain and surface references.
Transition Mode: List and Collector Commands
Transitions selection—Activates the Transitions list (located in the Transitions tab, enabling you to select a user-defined transition. This command is available when a transition collector is displayed.
Stop References—Activates the Stop references collectors located in the Transitions tab and in the Edge Chamfer tab) enabling you to assign stop references for the active Stop transition.
Patch Optional Surface—Activates the Optional surface collectors (located in the Transitions tab and in the Edge Chamfer tab) enabling you to select a surface reference to place a fillet for the active patch transition. This command is available only if you select a three-sided corner transition and assign the patch transition type to it.
Clear—Clears the selected reference from the active collector.
Transition Mode: Transition Commands
Transition Type—These commands are identical to the transition types that are available from the box on the Edge Chamfer tab. You can find a complete list of transition types in the Commands section of this topic.
The following transition commands enable you to modify a transition:
Delete transition—Deletes the active transition. You can also use DELETE.
Make transition—Creates a transition by selecting chamfer piece edges associated with a deleted transition.
Capped—Creates end surfaces to cap the gap between the active transition and part geometry. You can select this command for each active transition that you want to cap. This command is available only when you select a transition type (other than Default), valid geometry, and the Surface or New quilt attachment types from the Options tab. This command is not selected by default. The Capped command corresponds to the Capped check box located on the Edge Chamfer tab.
 • When using a most recently used box, you can always select Default from the list to enable the system to determine the appropriate value for your geometrical context.• Always place your pointer in the collector or in the most recently used box and right-click to use the shortcut menu commands for those options.