How Do I Create a Variable Fillet in SolidWorks?

Creating a Variable Fillet in SolidWorks

SolidWorks is a powerful 3D modeling software that allows you to create complex designs with ease. One of the important features in SolidWorks is the ability to create fillets, which are rounded edges or corners. In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a variable fillet using SolidWorks.

Step 1: Open SolidWorks and create a new part document. You can do this by going to File > New > Part.

Step 2: Create the geometry on which you want to apply the variable fillet. This can be any shape or design that requires rounded edges or corners.

Step 3: Select the edges or corners where you want to apply the variable fillet. To do this, click on the Fillet command in the Command Manager or go to Insert > Features > Fillet.

Step 4: In the Fillet PropertyManager, select “Variable size fillets” from the Fillet Type dropdown menu. This will allow us to control the size of each fillet individually.

Step 5: Now, click on each edge or corner where you want to apply the variable fillet. As you click on each edge, a yellow handle will appear that allows you to adjust the size of the fillet for that specific edge.


  • To increase or decrease the size of an individual fillet, grab and drag its respective yellow handle.
  • You can also input specific values for each fillet size by selecting it and typing in the desired value in the Size box.
  • If you want all fillets to have equal sizes, simply input one value for all sizes in the Size box.

Step 6: Continue adding variable fillets to other edges or corners as needed. Adjust the sizes of the fillets using the yellow handles or by inputting specific values.

Step 7: Once you are satisfied with the variable fillet sizes, click on the green checkmark in the Fillet PropertyManager to apply the fillets to your geometry.

Congratulations! You have successfully created a variable fillet in SolidWorks. Now you can further explore the software’s capabilities and experiment with different designs and shapes.

Remember, variable fillets allow you to have more control over your designs by providing flexibility in adjusting individual fillet sizes. This can be particularly useful when working on complex models where different edges may require different levels of rounding.

So go ahead and unleash your creativity with SolidWorks!