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Creating Sketch Offsets on 3D Geometry Surfaces

You can use the Offset on Surface tool to offset 3D model edges and model faces in a 3D sketch.

Previously, you had to create extra features for offsetting an edge.

To create sketch offsets on 3D geometry surfaces:

  1. Open drive Letter:\Users\Public\Public Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2017\whatsnew\Sketching\CurvedSurface.sldprt.
  2. Click Offset on Surface (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Tools > Offset on Surface.
  3. In the graphics area, select the edge of Surface-Loft4 as shown.

  4. In the PropertyManager:
    1. Set Offset Distance to 10.
    2. Select Reverse.
      The entity is projected on the opposite face.
      You can only use Reverse when the selected edge is connected to faces that belong to the same body.


  5. Select the interior edges of Surface-Loft5 and Surface-Loft3.
  6. Click .
  7. Double-click the dimension value of the three edges and enter 30 in the dimension input value box.


  8. Click Offset on Surface .
  9. In the PropertyManager:
    1. Click Surface-Loft5 in the graphics area.
    2. Set Offset Distance to 20.
    3. Click .
    All edges of Surface-Loft5 are offset.


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