Offset on Surface PropertyManager

In surface models, use this tool to offset model edges and faces onto surfaces. The tool adds a 3D sketch entity on the surface.

Offset type

To open the Offset on Surface PropertyManager, in a surface model, click Offset on Surface (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Tools > Offset on Surface.

Option Description
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 the surface.


Option Description
Offset Distance Offsets the sketch entity by a specified distance.
Reverse Reverses the direction of the offset.
Make offset construction Converts the sketch entity to a construction entity.
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