Fillet Radius Set To Zero

If you have ever received drawings that had disconnected intersections, this tip will help you with your sanity. I have received drawings where the corner of a wall looked correct when I was zoomed out, but when I was zoomed in while doing some cleaning up, i noticed that these walls were drawn such that they never actually touch. This is extremely frustrating and should not be acceptable drafting practice.

An easy way to help fix this is to use the FILLET command. Usually, this command creates an arc at a given radius that connects the two objects. These objects can either be overlapping or not touching at all. And their endpoints are either extended or trimmed to meet at the arc (fillet). So what would happen if you were set the radius of this FILLET to zero? What it does is just trim or extend the endpoints of the two objects to where they meet.

By setting the radius to zero, you are able to use the FILLET command repeatedly to cleanup intersections.

Here’s how:

  • F <enter> OR FILLET <enter> to start the FILLET command
  • R <enter> or if you have Dynamic Input turned on, use the down arrow and select “radius”
  • 0 (zero) <enter> to specify the new fillet radius
  • Select the 2 objects to clean up their intersections

Once you have set the FILLET radius, the next time you use the command, it will remember the previous radius setting.


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5 Responses to Fillet Radius Set To Zero

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  4. my fillet zero seems to no longer trim just extend. What setting might there be for this that i have inadvertently mucked up?

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