Create Offset Geometry With SOLIDWORKS 2014


show more Creating offset geometry is a straightforward way to create a secondary sketch entity. SOLIDWORKS' offset entities button, which features a range of options and other customizable features, can be used to make these secondary sketch entities. In this video, you'll learn how to use the offset entities button to aid your design. show less
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Creating offset geometry

By offsetting geometry, we can save a huge amount of time and have the ability to create slots and rectangular holes with a simple line sketch. To get started, I have a rectangle drawn here, on the top plane. And I'm going to go ahead and choose the Offset command, right here, from the sketch tool bar. Click OK, and now we've got the offset command active. I'm going to type in the size of my offset, I'm going to type in 1.0 and I'm going to choose any one of these line segments and it'll preview what's going to happen. So, right now, it's offsetting it both on the outside and the inside. I don't really want that. So go ahead and turn off bi-directional. I only want on the outside.

But I do want to make base construction, that'll make these original lines here construction lines and make the new shape out here one inch bigger. When you're happy with what you have, click OK, and there's my shape. Now, the offset is determined by this one inch dimension here...

Creating offset geometry
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Creating offset geometry is a straightforward way to create a secondary sketch entity. SOLIDWORKS' offset entities button, which features a range of options and other customizable features, can be used to make these secondary sketch entities. In this video, you'll learn how to use the offset entities button to aid your design.

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CAD
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SOLIDWORKS
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