Fillet feature of Solidworks very useful tool to obtain desired corner geometries of main 3D parts in Solidworks. There various Fillet features provided by Solidworks that you can obtain very effective corner designs from your 3D feature in drawing scheme. In this article we will show how to use Fillet feature of Solidworks to obtain round corner shapes, and how to use various fetures 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 to how to use Fillet feature effectively in Solidworks.
Consider about a situation that you want to obtain fillet structures on the corners on this geometry in Solidworks.
You need to open the Fillet command as shown by blue arrow above to start the fillet operation in Solidworks.
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 your fillet operation;
First one: You can obtain standart fillet geometries by selecting 3D geometry edges in drawing scheme. You could select your filet edges in the green box as shown by green arrow above in Fillet command. You can enter a Fillet radius basically and you could select Asymmetric from blue box to enter two of fillet radius value to obtain gradually increasing radius valued fillet geometry as shown by blue arrows and blue box.
This is the obtained Fillet geometry. You can notice the asymmetric radius value of Fillet geometry.
In the second type of Fillet feature, you choose your edges to fillet from blue box region. Then you can enter the various start and end radius values to shown places with blue arrows to obtain your very specific fillet structure.
To understand the working principle the third one fillet type, you need to select a face from blue box region as shown by bule arrows above. In the second face selection region, you select your faces according to edges between these edges to be filleted as shown by green arrows. You can adjust your radius values also as above in Fillet command in Solidoworks.
The fourth type of Fillet also called face fillet. It is very basic to use that you need to select your three of your faces as shown by red blue and green arrows to obtain a face fillet as in above example.
After you finished your Fillet adjustments, click on the little green yes button as shown by blue arrow above in Fillet command on Solidworks.