Reshaping corners

Sometimes, while filleting, you can see that corners resulting from the operation are not satisfactory.
The new capability "Blend Corners" lets you quickly reshape these corners

Open the BlendCorner1.CATPart document.

  1. Click Edge Fillet and fillet the edges as shown using 5mm as the radius value.

  2. Taking a closer look at the corner, you can notice that the edges need to be rounded again. 

  3. After launching the Edge Fillet dialog box to edit the fillet, click More>> to access additional check boxes.

  4. Click Blend corner(s) to detect the corner to reshape. In our example, only one corner is detected.
    The application shows it in the geometry area (3D text).

  • When the application detects several corners, it is not possible to reshape just a few of them:
    all of them will be edited.

  • The setback distance field determines for each edge a free area measured from the vertex along the edge.
    In this area, the system adds material so as to improve the corner shape.

  1. Type a value in the setback distance field. For example 13.

  2. Click Preview to examine the result.

  3. To edit the distance for the top edge, click "13" and type "22" as the new value in the Setback distance field.

  4. Repeat the operation for the edge below using the same distance value

  5. Click OK to confirm the operation. The corner is reshaped.