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Issue 18 of Mechanical Tips & Tricks

Welcome to this month's Graitec Mechanical ‘Tips and Tricks’ newsletter. We have produced this with you our Clients, in mind. Our aim is to regularly pass on helpful Tips and Tricks on Autodesk Mechanical Software products. We will try and keep this document full of useful and relevant information for you but if you want to make some suggestions on the content, drop us a line and we will do our best to include your requests. Please take the time to look at the contents of this Newsletter, you never know, the answer to something that is puzzling you today may be right here.

This Months Tips & Tricks Focus Is On: Better Looking Fillets

How can I get a better looking fillet in Autodesk Inventor?

There are two different styles of fillets available within Autodesk Inventor. Within the standard fillet dialog you can select either a G1 or G2 fillet type. The default is the standard G1 and the G2 option became available a few releases ago.

G1 type fillet.

This fillet type will be tangential to the adjacent faces.

G2 Type Fillet

This fillet type will allow the continuous curvature to the adjacent faces. This type of fillet will cause changes in curvature to occur gradually, resulting in a much smoother and more aesthetically pleasing transition between faces.

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