Add A Fillet or Chamfer With No Trim

There might be times when you need to use fillet or chamfer and you do not want these tools to trim the objects. This method will leave the original objects intact and simply apply the fillet or chamfer.

Here’s how:

  • Shown below is the fillet command
  • F <enter> to start the fillet command
  • T <enter> to get to the “trim mode”
  • N <enter> to set the trim mode to “No Trim”
  • Then set you Radius for the fillet and apply the fillet.

Normal Fillet behavior

Fillet command with the trim mode set to “No trim”

Note: When you set the trim mode for fillet or chamfer these tools share that trim mode. In fact the system variable for this setting is TRIMMODE (shown below).

This system variable is stored in your computer’s registry which means that this setting will carry over to other drawings. Just be aware of this….


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3 Responses to Add A Fillet or Chamfer With No Trim

  1. Paul says:

    Came across your website, and was hoping you could help.
    Using AutoCAD Architecture 2013, and tried the Fillet command:
    Went to command prompt typed F(enter) and ended up with the
    FACETDEV :Set new Facet Deviation

    So I pressed escape twice and tried it again, and lo and behold I get the same thing!
    If I actually want to activate the Fillet command I am forced to type in the entire word…I miss my F command shortcut.

    I have gone to the Ribbon–>Manage–>Customization–>Edit PGP and found:
    F, *FILLET

    The above is a small sample of the PGP file, it LOOKS as though the F, is already associate with Fillet? AM I WRONG!

    Any and all help would be appreciated.


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