Creating offsets


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Creating offsets

Believe it or not, AutoCAD gives us several different ways to copy geometry. In this lesson, we're going to look at the Offset command. Offset is special because it creates a copy that is parallel to the original object. On my screen, I have a few shapes. I'd like to start by offsetting this circle. To do that, I'll use the Offset command. Offset can be found in the Modify panel of the Ribbon. After launching the command, I will specify my offset distance. I'm going to type 2 and press Enter. I will then select the object that I'd like to offset. And as you can see, if I place my cursor to the inside or the outside of the original object, AutoCAD is showing me a preview of my offset copy.

To create my copy to the outside, I will click to the outside of the original object. When I'm finished, I'll press Enter. Next we'll create an offset of this poly line. I'll move up and launch the Offset command. I'm going to use a distance of three this time. I will...

Creating offsets
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Creating offsets provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2013 Essentials: 02 Drawing Fundamentals

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