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Is it possible to bevel a flat surface using the bevel tool?

Here is my object (a simple ramp): enter image description here

and I want to curve this ramp object but the bevel tool doesn't work on flat surfaces: enter image description here [ the bevel tool only create new edges without curves :( ]

The way that I make the curve on the other object has no accurate measurements: enter image description here

  1. I set the edge bevel weight that be used in bevel modifier;
  2. Configure the bevel modifier;
  3. I try to position the edge in the exact centre making the other adjacent edges the same length.

So, I wanted to use the bevel modifier to avoid manually manipulating the edge position, because I can't position it perfectly.

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  • $\begingroup$ Why not creating the curved surface to your liking, then model the rest of the object? $\endgroup$ – metaphor_set May 7 at 5:13
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    $\begingroup$ @metaphor_set because if the bevel modifier worked I would save time and could modify the object at any time (non-destructive modeling) $\endgroup$ – jailton_so May 7 at 5:29
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    $\begingroup$ Depending on how much (or less) accuracy you need, the bevel modifier might safe time. It still needs an angle, because otherwise a bevel doesn't make any sense. $\endgroup$ – metaphor_set May 7 at 5:38
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ok, as @metaphor_set said, makes sense that bevel tool wont work in flat surfaces

It still needs an angle, because otherwise a bevel doesn't make any sense

so, i go manually:

enter image description here

this measure addon helps a lot (edit>preferences>addons>"measureit")

[Edit] I found a new way to do this with exactly precision:

I used an plane as a knife to obtain a vertex at the intersection of the edge that I wanted to snap and now I can use the bevel tool. Here is the workflow: enter image description here

[Edit 2] I found a faster way:

Using "Connect Vertex Path" (Ctrl+J) automatically create a new vertex at the intersection of the created edge. Here is the workflow: enter image description here

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You need to create the shape to be bevelled first, then use bevel (ctrl-b) on that middle edge.. enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ that is what I am doing, however, I need precise measures. as i showed in figure 3, i can get approximate results, but i wanted perfect measures. the bevel tool is the only tool I know for making curves from edges $\endgroup$ – jailton_so May 7 at 5:46

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