CHAMFER command

Creates chamfers at intersections, defined by two lengths, or a length and an angle.

BricsCAD Shape; BricsCAD Lite; BricsCAD Pro; BricsCAD Mechanical; BricsCAD BIM


Alias: CHA


There are four methods to create chamfers:

  • Create chamfer by specifying two distances.
  • Create chamfer by length and angle.
  • Create chamfers along a polyline.
  • Create chamfers on a 3D solid edge (obsolete, replaced by DMCHAMFER command).
Note: The command cannot place a chamfer between two polylines, but it can place a chamfer between a line and a polyline, even a closed polyline.
Note: To connect two entities without creating a chamfer, hold the Shift key when selecting the second entity. This acts like a combined Trim-Extend command.

Options within the command

chamfer Settings
Opens the Settings dialog box at the chamfer parameters.
Chamfers the vertices where two segments meet of the selected polyline (if applicable).
Note: Creating chamfers on a hatch boundary created with individual lines (1) results in removal of hatch associativity. Associativity is maintained if the boundary is defined from a polyline (2).
Changes the method to length-angle.
Note: BricsCAD measures the angle from 0 degrees, the X axis.
Changes the method to distance-distance.
Specify between angle and distance methods.
Note: The program will keep using the same method for determining the chamfer until the method is changed again.
Determines if the entities are trimmed or extended to meet the endpoints of the chamfer line.
Undoes the last chamfer when in multiple mode.
Create multiple chamfers with the same settings. Press the Esc key to exit the command.
Create 3D chamfer
Create 3D chamfer by selecting the edge of a 3D solid or surface.
Enter surface selection option
Select between surfaces adjacent to the selected edge.
Select edge or Loop
Select edge (1) to be chamfered or loop around selecting all tangential edges belonging to the base surface (2).