Offset an object to
create a new object whose shape parallels the shape of the original
OFFSET creates a new
object whose shape parallels the shape of a selected object. Offsetting
a circle or an arc creates a larger or smaller circle or arc, depending
on which side you specify for the offset.
A highly effective drawing technique is to offset
objects and then trim or extend their ends.
You can offset
- Ellipses and elliptical arcs (resulting
in an oval-shaped spline)
- 2D polylines
- Construction lines (xlines) and rays
Special Cases for Offset
Polylines and Splines
polylines and splines are trimmed automatically when the offset
distance is larger than can otherwise be accommodated.
2D polylines that are offset to create larger polylines result in
potential gaps between segments. The OFFSETGAPTYPE system variable
controls how these potential gaps are closed.
To offset an object by
specifying a distance
To offset an object through