Geodesic Entities

You can create geodesic 3D sketch offsets entities with the Offset on Surface tool.

Click Offset on Surface (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Tools > Offset on Surface to open the Offset on Surface PropertyManager.

Previously, you were able to create only Euclidean offsets on surfaces.

The Offset on Surface PropertyManager has the following offset options:

Geodesic offset Creates an offset distance that is the shortest possible distance between the selected edge and the resultant offset entity, taking the support curvature into account.
Euclidean offset Creates a linear offset distance between the selected edge and the offset entity that does not include the curvature of surface.
1 Offset sketch entity
2 Euclidean offset distance (measured as a linear distance)
3 Geodesic offset distance (measured along the surface)
4 Selected edge for offset