I embarked on my first modelling session with SC 2011+ yesterday, and my experience was very discouraging. I'm attempting to add chamfers (variable setback) to a solid, which is an extruded set of splines. The chamfers need to meet at the midpoint (or midplane) of the modified edges. In other words, if the solid is 2mm thick, the chamfer setback on the 2mm face is 1mm.
See pic - I'm adding the chamfers to 2 co-planer edges that meet at a vertex, and the 2 opposite edges. The pic shows 1 solid in 2 views. I created this via the workaround below.
The first chamfer works. The second chamfer usually works. Sometimes the third chamfer works, but I entounter failure as follows:
1. Pull, Up To successful chamfer - FAIL
2. Pull, arbitrary value, edit properties to match successful chamfer - FAIL
3. Pull, arbirtrary value, Pull again to enter set-back values - FAIL.
Furthermore, my attempts a workaround have been troublesome. I figure I could Pull half of the needed chamfers and proceed with mirror and/or patterns:
4. Select new edges created by chamfer, select plane (to use as mirror plane) - FAIL (cannot define a plane from the coplaner chamfer edges).
5. Manually create mirror plane, mirror chamfer faces, trim (i.e. Combine) appropriately, then create a radial pattern with Move of the faces - FAIL (either creates a faulty pattern that does not respond to count/degree editing, or doesn't create a pattern). Using solids as a pattern members was successful - SC had a hard time with the spline faces. I did try this with Face>Properties>Chamfer>True and False.
In general is seems that SC has a major problem with chamfers on spline edges. Not good news for me, since this describes almost all of my modelling needs. Hopefully I'm doing something wrong.