Fillet on cylinder


#1

I want to know how to put a fillet on the 2 edges of a cylinder?? Why doesn’t sketch up have a fillet and chamfer icon. It would be a lot easier.


#2

By chance, I did a tutorial on this very subject a while back:

Corner radius on cylinder

-Gully


#3

man that’s a lot of extra work. In catia and ug they have the icons for fillets and chamfers. It seems to me that sketch up has you do a lot of extra work to do a simple function. I’m going to find another design process.


#4

You can install Fredo’s excellent Roundcorner to give you tools to create chamfers and fillets: http://sketchucation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=20485


#5

Why not just use the follow me tool?

Shep


#6

I used this method, however, what I created is a shallow cylinder, (the inside of the cylinder is empty). What did I do wrong?


#7

Could you post a screen shot? Very likely it is a case of working with too small geometry but seeing it would help.

Keep in mind, though, SketchUp is a surface modeler so there never is anything inside. But if you get a hole to the inside, that’s different.


#8

Hi folks.

Also, make sure that the center of the circle used for the lathing operation is aligned with the axis of the object.

Just ideas.

Jean