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Edge chamfers in drawings

Last updated March 12, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Edge chamfers in drawings

Edge chamfers in drawings

You can show edge chamfers in drawings, and control the way they are shown by modifying the part properties and the edge chamfer properties. You can also add chamfer marks as associative notes.

Show edge chamfers in a drawing

You can select whether to show edge chamfers in your drawing, and the way they are shown.

  1. Open a drawing of a part that has edge chamfers, and double-click the drawing background to open the drawing properties.
  2. Click View creation in the options tree on the left, select the view and the properties that you want to change, and click View properties.
  3. In the Additional marks area of the part properties dialog box, select the Edge chamfers on/off check box.
  4. Select Outline or Exact in the Representation list depending on the desired result.
  5. Save the view properties and click Close.
  6. Click Modify.
  7. If needed, double-click an edge chamfer and modify the line color and type in the drawing.

Define default line color and type for edge chamfers

You can define a default color and line type for edge chamfers in drawings.

  1. On the File menu, click Settings > Options and go to the Drawing objects settings.
  2. Define the default line color.
  3. Define the default line type.
  4. Click OK to save and close the dialog box.

You can override the default settings manually in a drawing by changing the edge chamfer line color and type in the Edge Chamfer Properties dialog box.

Change edge chamfer line color and type manually

You can change the line type and color of the edge chamfers in an open drawing. This overrides the default color and type defined in the Options dialog box.

  1. In the drawing, double-click an edge chamfer to display the Edge Chamfer Properties dialog box.
  2. Select the desired color and line type.

    Background coloris often used for edge chamfer lines for the reason that you may not want to print edge chamfers, or see them in small scale drawings, but you want to be able select them, for example, to add chamfer marks.


The following examples show how the edge chamfers are displayed with different part representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually


Add associative notes to edge chamfers

You can add associative notes to edge chamfers.

  1. Open a drawing of a part that has edge chamfers.
  2. Modify the part properties and edge chamfer properties so that edge chamfers are visible and you can easily select them.
  3. On the Annotations tab, hold down Shift and click one of the commands in the Note menu to go to the note properties.
  4. In the Associative Note Properties dialog box, modify the note properties as required.
  5. Select Edge chamfer from the Content list.
  6. Add the elements that you want to have in the edge chamfer mark.
  7. Click the edge chamfer.

    If you use a leader lineline that connects an annotation object to the related object or point

    , you need to pick a position for the note.

Example: Edge chamfers

See below for typical examples of the ways showing edge chamfers.

In this example, Representation is Exact and Edge chamfers are On. Background color is used in edge chamfer lines, because you usually do not want to show edge chamfers in printouts, but may want to see and select them in the drawing, for example, to add associative notes.

In this second example, Representation is Outline and Edge chamfers are On. Background color is used in edge chamfer lines, because you may want to see and select chamfers in the drawing, for example, to add associative notes.This representation is often used when the scale is small and you do not need to see the small chamfers clearly. The edge chamfer presented in the bottom right corner of the image shows what the edge chamfer looks like when it is selected.

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