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Offset Entities PropertyManager

To open the Offset Entities PropertyManager:

  1. In an open sketch, select one or more sketch entities, a model face, or a model edge.
  2. Click Offset Entities Tool_Offset_Entities_Sketch.gif (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Tools > Offset Entities.


dim_lin_d.png Offset Distance Set a value to offset the sketch entity by a specified distance. To see a dynamic preview, hold down the mouse button and drag the pointer in the graphics area. When you release the mouse button, the offset entity is complete.
  Add dimensions Include the Offset Distance dim_lin_d.png in the sketch. This does not affect any dimensions included with the original sketch entity.
  Reverse Change the direction of a one-directional offset.
  Select chain Create an offset of all contiguous sketch entities.
  Bi-directional Create offset entities in two directions.
  Construction geometry Convert the original sketch entity to a construction line using Base geometry, Offset geometry, or both options.
  offset_sketch_no_construc.gif Base geometry selected offset_sketch_base_construc.gif Offset geometry selected
  Cap ends - Bi-directional Extend the original non-intersecting sketch entities by selecting Bi-directional, and adding a cap. You can create Arcs or Lines as extension cap types.
  offset_sketch_cap_arc.gif Cap ends - Arcs offset_sketch_cap_lines.gif Cap ends - Lines
  Cap ends - One-directional Extend the original non-intersecting sketch entities by clearing the selection for Bi-directional, and adding a cap.
  Cap ends - Base geometry Cap ends - Offset geometry
  Cap ends - Base geometry and Offset geometry (Arcs) Cap ends - Base geometry and Offset geometry (Lines)

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