Sliding T Bevel

Sliding T Bevel

Quaffer
Description
It is sometimes confusing to measure bevel in 3D models. This familiar tool in combination with the Protractor tool should help. First use Protractor tool to make a guideline in the top plane of the part, 90° from the edge of the bevel. Drop Tbevel on guideline and bevel edge. Tbevel is partially embedded in the part. We will now correct yaw, roll, and pitch. Yaw: Check Hidden Geometry in the View menu. Turn on X-ray view. Select Tbevel, pick Rotate tool (Q). Hover on top of part to set plane with Shift key, click pivot point inside Tbevel, click end of hidden line in front of handle, click on 90° guide line. Roll: With rotate tool, hover on hidden square in front of the Tbevel to set plane, click on pivot point, click on hidden line protruding from either end of the shaft, click on the bevel edge. Pitch: Hover on the side of the Tbevel to set plane, click on pivot point, click on hidden line in the back of the handle, click on the 90° guideline. Select Tbevel, do Edit Component, select the blade. Using Rotate tool, hover on blade to set plane, click pivot point, click on hidden line at the back of the blade, click on any other edge of the beveled surface to set blade rotation. Get out of component edit. Move Tbevel up out of the part using Move tool, click on lower inside intersection of blade and handle, click on upper edge of bevel. Measure angle between blade and handle using the protractor, subtract 90° and we have the bevel angle. #bevel #compound_angles #miter
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