Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Offset, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- The Offset Tool is a little different…than the tools we've been working with so far…in that you specify the distance first,…and then select the objects to work with.…I'll get the Offset Tool here, from the tool set,…and enter a value of three for my distance…and press Return.…I'm gonna select my object here,…and now I'm asked to specify a point…on the side of the object to offset to.…We can see as I drag my cursor,…depending on where I pick…will depend on where the new object is created.…
I'm gonna click up here,…and press Return to get out of the command.…We can see that AutoCAD created a parallel line…exactly three units from the original.…Let's repeat the process on the circle over here.…If I just press Return,…I can see that my default value…from the last command is three,…so that will be picked up and used again.…I'll select my circle,…and this time, click on the inside.…We can see that I've created a new circle,…exactly three units from the original.…
I have two rectangles here,…one made up of four separate line segments,…
- Accessing palettes
- Changing preferences
- Opening and saving files
- Working with views
- Creating basic geometry: lines, ellipses, splines, and more
- Selecting, moving, copying, and scaling geometry
- Working with layers
- Using gradients
- Creating blocks and dynamic blocks
- Working with references
- Creating layouts
- Annotating drawings
- Plotting and sharing
- Starting in 3D
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
4. Basic Geometry
5. Geometry Tools
6. Modifying Geometry
8. Advanced Objects
11. Plotting and Sharing
12. 3D Basics
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