When using contour mill operation to create chamfers, this error message may show up depending on the chamfer length and clearance parameters entered.
This error is caused by the parameters of the tool selected. If the sum of the length and clearance of the chamfer is larger than half of the tool diameter, SolidWorks CAM will show this error.
- If the chamfer is larger than the tool, use a tool with a larger diameter. Ensure that the tool radius (tool diameter/2) is larger than (chamfer length + clearance).
- If the tool is large enough to create the chamfer, reduce the clearance such that (chamfer length + clearance) is less than or equal to the tool radius (tool diameter/2).
The following shows an example: