Filleting and Chamfering Lines

Fillet and Chamfer are tools that create transitions between objects. Fillet creates arcs and Chamfer creates lines. Fillet is most commonly used for a purpose for which it probably wasn't designed—joining separate lines so they intersect at their endpoints, without creating arcs at all.

Joining Nonparallel Lines

Fillet and Chamfer can be used to join lines that are crossing as well as lines that don't meet. Chamfer doesn't work on parallel lines at all, but Fillet will create a half circle connecting the endpoints of parallel lines, regardless of the fillet radius. Let's explore the FILLET and CHAMFER commands:

  1. Draw two lines. It doesn't matter what size they are or what angle is between them, as long as the lines ...

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