How to fillet corner of two intersecting pieces

Discussion in 'Software' started by Grant Nelson, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. Grant Nelson
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    Grant Nelson Senior Member

    Hi,

    I am practicing with Rhino, creating a solid seat. I am having a problem creating a fillet that goes around the corner formed by two intersecting pieces of trim. Hopefully there is a picture below. I have also attached the picture and the Rhino file.

    You will see that I have created a surface around the corner, but I can not get Rhino to trim off the tips. I also could not get the FilletSuf command to do anything. I would like to keep the pieces separate, since I want the design to represent the actual pieces used.

    Can anyone help me figure out hot to make this work?

    Thanks, Grant

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  2. Grant Nelson
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    Grant Nelson Senior Member

    An answer

    OK, I figured out one way (but I would still like to know why trim does not work in my first case, and how I would fillet the results if it did...)

    Here is how it did work:

    • I created the two pieces of wood, with them overlapping at the 90 degree corner
    • I trimmed off a round corner, which trimmed both of the still overlapping pieces.
    • I filled the hole in each piece opened by the trim by extending the curve at the top (or bottom) of the opening down (up) to the other curve to create a surface (cap did not work)
    • I joined the two surfaces of each piece to create a closed solid
    • I used filletedge and selected the three edges on one piece I wanted to fillet
    • I did this to both piece of wood
    • I then created a cutting plane at 45 degrees and trimmed off the ends of the peices of wood to match each other

      And it was done
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