How do I lock chamfer dimension

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I am having trouble with my chamfers I do in the 2D model. I draw a rectangle and
use the chamfer command to put chamfers on each corner. If I move any part of the
rectangle my chamfers go all over the place. I do the same thing with radius(fillets)
and I am able to lock them with smart dimension command and set them all equal.
With fillets they stay constant even though I move or stretch the rectangle. What
am I missing? Thanks in advance
Doug
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Re: How do I lock chamfer dimension

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A radius fillet only needs 1 dimension, the radius. The endpoint
connections and tangency are implied by the fillet constraint.
The chamfer needs 2 dimensions - angle and leg dimension or 2 leg
dimensions.. The endpoint connections are implied but you need both dims to
fully constrain the chamfer. The auto-dimensioning functionality only adds
1 of the 2 needed dims. You must add the 2nd.
See attached image.
David
"Doug McPhillips" wrote in message
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>
> I am having trouble with my chamfers I do in the 2D model. I draw a
> rectangle and
> use the chamfer command to put chamfers on each corner. If I move any
> part of the
> rectangle my chamfers go all over the place. I do the same thing with
> radius(fillets)
> and I am able to lock them with smart dimension command and set them all
> equal.
> With fillets they stay constant even though I move or stretch the
> rectangle. What
> am I missing? Thanks in advance
>
> Doug