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Bevels the edges of objects.

Access Methods


 Ribbon:  Home tab Modify panel Chamfer and Fillet drop-down ChamferNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace.
 Menu: ModifyChamferNot available in menus in the current workspace.
 Toolbar: Modify 


The distances and angles that you specify are applied in the order that you select the objects.

You can chamfer lines, polylines, rays, and xlines.

You can also chamfer 3D solids and surfaces. If you select a mesh to chamfer, you can choose to convert it to a solid or surface before completing the operation.

List of Prompts

The following prompts are displayed.

(TRIM mode) Current chamfer Dist1 = current, Dist2 = current

Select first line or [Undo/Polyline/Distance/Angle/Trim/mEthod/Multiple]: Use an object selection method or enter an option

First Line

Specifies the first of two edges required to define a 2D chamfer, or the edge of a 3D solid to chamfer.

If you select lines or polylines, their lengths adjust to accommodate the chamfer line. You can hold down Shift while selecting the objects to override the current chamfer distances with a value of 0.

If the selected objects are line segments of a 2D polyline, they must be adjacent or separated by no more than one segment. If they're separated by another polyline segment, CHAMFER deletes the segment that separates them and replaces it with the chamfer.

If you select an edge on a 3D solid, you must indicate which one of the two surfaces adjacent to the edge is the base surface.

Enter Surface Selection Option

Entering o or pressing Enter sets the selected surface as the base surface. Entering n selects either of the two surfaces adjacent to the selected edge.

After you select the base surface and the chamfer distances, select the edges of the base surface to chamfer. You can select edges individually or all the edges at once.


Selects an individual edge to chamfer.


Switches to Edge Loop mode.

Edge Loop

Selects all edges on the base surface.


Reverses the previous action in the command.


Chamfers an entire 2D polyline.

The intersecting polyline segments are chamfered at each vertex of the polyline. Chamfers become new segments of the polyline.

If the polyline includes segments that are too short to accommodate the chamfer distance, those segments are not chamfered.


Sets the distance of the chamfer from the endpoint of the selected edge.

If you set both distances to zero, CHAMFER extends or trims the two lines so they end at the same point.


Sets the chamfer distances using a chamfer distance for the first line and an angle for the second line.


Controls whether CHAMFER trims the selected edges to the chamfer line endpoints.

NoteTrim sets the TRIMMODE system variable to 1; No Trim sets TRIMMODE to 0.

If the TRIMMODE system variable is set to 1, CHAMFER trims the intersecting lines to the endpoints of the chamfer line. If the selected lines do not intersect, CHAMFER extends or trims them so that they do. If TRIMMODE is set to 0, the chamfer is created without trimming the selected lines.


Controls whether CHAMFER uses two distances or a distance and an angle to create the chamfer.


Chamfers the edges of more than one set of objects.


Controls the chamfer distance with a mathematical expression. See Control Geometry with the Parameters Manager for a list of operators and functions allowed.