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FILLET PROBLEMS


I've been noticing "forever" that when I draw fillets one or all of the following
seems to happen:
1. If I'm drawing 2 in a row, the second either won't repeat or, after clicking
to establish the center, the arc appears away from the corner.
2. Sometimes, the fillet won't work at all, which seems to happen more than not
when one leg of the fillet corner is equal to or less than the radius.
3. I use a speed key to execute. And when the command fails, I sometimes resort
to the standard command which does work, but not always.
Thanks,
Ron
Ronald W Latour
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Re: FILLET PROBLEMS

Ron,
I don't know what you are trying to accomplish with a speed key. I believe
that is the problem. Fillets can be placed with a single click.
Do the following without your speed key.
Draw a rectangle.
Run the fillet command.
Key in the radius and press enter. This sets the radius that is to be
created.
The fillet command is locating lines where they intersect. It will locate
one line at a time which will require two clicks. Or it will locate two
lines where they intersect with a single click.
Move the cursor close to the connect point of two of the lines of the
rectangle.
Click when you see both lines highlight.
The fillet is placed at the specified radius.
Locate the two connecting lines at the other three corners and click once
for each fillet. Why do you need to customize this workflow. As it is, a
single click will create each fillet.
If the lines cross, it will require an additional click to specify which
direction to place the fillet between the crossing lines.
regards,
Rick B.

Re: FILLET PROBLEMS


"Ricky Black" wrote:
>Ron,
>I don't know what you are trying to accomplish with a speed key. I believe
>
>that is the problem. Fillets can be placed with a single click.
>
>Do the following without your speed key.
>
>Draw a rectangle.
>Run the fillet command.
>Key in the radius and press enter. This sets the radius that is to be
>created.
>The fillet command is locating lines where they intersect. It will locate
>
>one line at a time which will require two clicks. Or it will locate two
>lines where they intersect with a single click.
>Move the cursor close to the connect point of two of the lines of the
>rectangle.
>Click when you see both lines highlight.
>The fillet is placed at the specified radius.
>Locate the two connecting lines at the other three corners and click once
>
>for each fillet. Why do you need to customize this workflow. As it is, a
>single click will create each fillet.
>
>If the lines cross, it will require an additional click to specify which
>direction to place the fillet between the crossing lines.
>
>regards,
>Rick B.
>
>

Ronald W Latour

Re: FILLET PROBLEMS


Ricky, I think I may've pressed the wrong button and replied with a blank response.
IF so, sorry.
Re your suggestion. I went back and read Help. I must've failed to read that little
hint about only needing one click when I was teaching myself SE. Works neat.
Re the speed key. I hate to go searching for the fillet command in the Home Menu.
First, sometimes I have to press another Main Menu item before I can get the Home
dropdown to work (yea, I already know you're going to fix that next time). Than
I have to search for the fillet command. It's so much easier "for me" to hit ALT+F
to execute the fillet command because it's a command that I use often.
I know we've had some exchange about my "over customization". However, if you guys
don't have any confidence in speed keys, you should remove that feature from the
Options. I guess I could just locate the fillet command on the top QA toolbar if
you did that.
Thanks,
Ron
"Ricky Black" wrote:
>Ron,
>I don't know what you are trying to accomplish with a speed key. I believe
>
>that is the problem. Fillets can be placed with a single click.
>
>Do the following without your speed key.
>
>Draw a rectangle.
>Run the fillet command.
>Key in the radius and press enter. This sets the radius that is to be
>created.
>The fillet command is locating lines where they intersect. It will locate
>
>one line at a time which will require two clicks. Or it will locate two
>lines where they intersect with a single click.
>Move the cursor close to the connect point of two of the lines of the
>rectangle.
>Click when you see both lines highlight.
>The fillet is placed at the specified radius.
>Locate the two connecting lines at the other three corners and click once
>
>for each fillet. Why do you need to customize this workflow. As it is, a
>single click will create each fillet.
>
>If the lines cross, it will require an additional click to specify which
>direction to place the fillet between the crossing lines.
>
>regards,
>Rick B.
>
>

Ronald W Latour