Chamfer and Fillet

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Chamfer and Fillet

Post by debenriver » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:56 pm

Hi Eric

Is it possible to improve the directional action of chamfer and fillet??

For example, as shown below, if I drag from A to B, I get a fillet from C to B:
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In this example, of the four options, only a drag from B to C or A to D produces a fillet where I want it

The only way to ensure that the fillet is where I drag is to cut the two lines first like this and then I get the filet where I want it:
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It's the same for chamfers.

I realize it's to do with the directions the lines are drawn in – so in the example, if I drew the lines from left to right and top to bottom, the dragging A to B produces a fillet from A to B – and B to C produces a fillet from B to C but the other two options don't work!

I don't remember this being a problem in earlier versions????

Cheers -- George
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Eric Pousse
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Re: Chamfer and Fillet

Post by Eric Pousse » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:17 am

Bonjour George,

Yes theoretically, the chamfer or the fillet must be on the side of the red line.
And you are right, it is not the case.
I think that it is a new bug...
Thanks, I will it.

Cordialement.
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Re: Chamfer and Fillet

Post by Eric Pousse » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:27 pm

OK George, I will post shortly a new beta to fix this problem.

A workaround is to draw the (red) line in attraction on the ends.
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Re: Chamfer and Fillet

Post by debenriver » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:18 am

Right – yes that works. And if you turn "Display Attraction names" on, it works from the centre/middle as well.

But on boat drawings, lines tend to be rather long – often a line drawn parallel to the centreline or datum waterline to construct other things, so the ends and even the centres are often a long way away! So cutting the lines is an easier option.

But it will be nice when you can fix it properly :D

Cheers -- George

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Re: Chamfer and Fillet

Post by Eric Pousse » Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:26 pm

It is fixed : RealCADD 5.02b5

Thank you George.
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Re: Chamfer and Fillet

Post by debenriver » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:34 pm

Perfect :mrgreen:

Thanks Eric – makes life a lot easier!

George

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