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Is it possible to mirror a variable radius fillet in SolidWorks? I always get errors

By Michel Durocher on 19 Mar 02:58 11 answers 2 comments

Is it possible to mirror a variable radius fillet in SolidWorks? I always get errors

11 answers

  • 46a01e21
    46a01e21 over 4 years ago

    An alternative. As a solid. Model half of the part and then mirror the "body" rather than the feature.

  • Branko Stokuca
    Branko Stokuca over 4 years ago

    It is always a problem but there is another way of doing it. You can use an offset surface of the variable radius and set the value to 0.
    Than mirror the surface and use cut by surface and you will get what you need.

  • Michel Durocher
    Michel Durocher over 4 years ago

    Okay guys i did it cause of you ! :P
    Big thanks again ...

  • Michel Durocher
    Michel Durocher over 4 years ago

    Is it possible to create a sample and demontrate to me pls ?

  • Michel Durocher
    Michel Durocher over 4 years ago

    Julian, i can't do that cause my part aren't symetrical ! left and right are different in most shape but only this fillet is the same left and right of the part and it gave me such hard time and don't understand why ! :(

  • 46a01e21
    46a01e21 over 4 years ago

    If the faces are not symmetrical the fillet cannot calculate, you might have small differences and the system cannot work out which faces to fillet?. I am not sure I would mirror this type of feature; maybe in future work try a different approach. For now I think Branko has a good solution.

  • Michel Durocher
    Michel Durocher over 4 years ago

    Both areas are the same shapes left and right , i did one variable fillet on right side and didn't want to make it on the left which is identical shapes and i'm gettinr tired to try all differents moves and my part is solid instead of surfacing.

  • Michel Durocher
    Michel Durocher over 4 years ago

    Yes, the part is solid.

  • Juan Esteban Paz (JEPaz)
    Juan Esteban Paz (JEPaz) over 4 years ago

    I would try modeling one half of the part and then mirroring the body it takes a lot less steps...

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