Creating Fillets in Solidworks(Illustrated Expression)

Creating Fillets in Solidworks(Illustrated Expression)

Fillet feature of Solidworks® very useful tool to obtain desired corner geometries of main 3D parts in Solidworks®. And there are various Fillet features provided by Solidworks® that you can obtain very effective corner designs from your 3D feature in the drawing scheme. In this article, we will show how to use the Fillet feature of Solidworks® to obtain round corner shapes, and how to use various features of Fillet in Solidworks® to obtain different round corner shapes. There is an example about the Fillet in Solidworks®, if you follow this example’s steps, you will learn how to use the Fillet feature effectively in Solidworks®. Moreover, you will see that creating fillets in Solidworks is very simple.

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How to Obtain Fillet Geometries in Solidworks®?

We will create fillets on this geometry.
Part to be filleted in Solidworks®.

Firstly, consider a situation in that you want to obtain fillet structures on the corners of this geometry in Solidworks®.

Click on the Fillet command in Solidworks.
Click on the Fillet command in Solidworks®.

Then, you need to open the Fillet command as shown by the blue arrow above to create fillets in Solidworks.

Types of Fillets in Solidworks

Select the type of fillet
Select a fillet method.

As you can see there are various Fillet types in the Fillet command of Solidworks® in the blue box above. You can select one of them for creating fillets is Solidworks.

Enter the fillet distances.
Adjust filleting parameters.

First one: You can obtain standard fillet geometries by selecting 3D geometry edges in the drawing scheme. You could select your filet edges in the green box as shown by the green arrow above in the Fillet command. You can enter a Fillet radius basically and you could select Asymmetric from the blue box to enter two fillet radius values to obtain gradually increasing radius valued fillet geometry as shown by the blue arrows and blue box. Creating fillets in Solidworks is simple like this.

Creating fillets in Solidworks.
Fileted geometry in Solidworks®.

Custom Fillet Structures

This is the obtained Fillet geometry. So, you can notice the asymmetric radius value of Fillet geometry.

You can enter the required distances.
The second type of fillet method application.

After that, in the second type of creating fillets in Solidworks, you choose your edges to fillet from the blue box region. Then you can enter the various start and end radius values to show places with blue arrows to obtain your very specific fillet structure.

Select the geometric entities to fillet in Solidworks.
Usage of this method of fillet in Solidworks®.

To understand the working principle of the third fillet type, you need to select a face from the blue box region as shown by the blue arrows above. In the second face selection region, you select your faces according to the edges between these edges to be filleted as shown by green arrows. You can adjust your radius values also as above in the Fillet command in Solidworks.

Face face face filleting in Solidworks.
Fourth type fillet option in Solidworks®.

Different Fillet Operations in Solidworks

The fourth type of creating fillets in Solidworks is also called face fillet. It is very basic to use that you need to select three of your faces as shown by red blue and green arrows to obtain a face fillet as in the above example.

Click on the Yes button to complete operation.
Finish the filleting option in Solidworks®.

Finally, after you finished your Fillet adjustments, click on the little green yes button as shown by the blue arrow above in the Fillet command on Solidworks®.

Above all, Solidworks® provides various kinds of commands to create 3D parts and edit these 3D parts effectively. Check the related topics and articles about the Solidworks® commands below.


So, the use of the fillet command to create fillet entities in Solidworks® is very simple like this.

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