Chamfer and Fillet

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Chamfer and Fillet

Post by debenriver »

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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Re: Chamfer and Fillet

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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

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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 »

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

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It is fixed : RealCADD 5.02b5

Thank you George.
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Re: Chamfer and Fillet

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Perfect :mrgreen:

Thanks Eric – makes life a lot easier!

George
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Re: Chamfer and Fillet

Post by GeorgeK »

Hello Eric

I have just bought and tried V 5.01. It is excellent.

I have the same difficulty with line direction and placement of chamfer/fillet. How may I get the fix for chamfer/fillet indicated in V 5.02b5? I don't see a way to update directly through application.

Regards, GeorgeK
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Re: Chamfer and Fillet

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Bonjour GeorgeK,

Thank you for your appreciation of RealCADD.
The last beta version is now b6.
You have to download it manually :RealCADD 5.02b6
It is a Mac version.
If you use RealCADD on Windows, say me.
There is no way to update RealCADD directly through the app.
Perhaps, I can add a check on the version number to inform the user that a new version is available.
But this will be active only for official version not beta versions.

Cordialement.
Eric Pousse
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Re: Chamfer and Fillet

Post by GeorgeK »

Thank you Eric.

I have a MAC but I prefer to use official version. I can manage placement of chamfer/fillet by setting up line directions in advance.

Do you plan to migrate the beta fix to the official version? If yes, can you provide an estimate of when?

Regards, GeorgeK
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Re: Chamfer and Fillet

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GeorgeK,

I will add the check of the version number and I update the official version.
Probably in one or two weeks.

Thanks
Eric Pousse
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