Using the Offset tool to create outlines


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Using the Offset tool to create outlines

The next tool we are going to look at is the Offset tool, and what it does is it takes an edge and it just creates an offset. So you can create borders or insets, that sort of thing. You need existing geometry for it to work, so we have to start with something. So I am going to start with a rectangle here and just draw out a rectangle. So let me show you how this tool works. You can find the Offset tool here under Tools > Offset or the shortcut is F, and here on the toolbar. Once the tool is selected, you will see the cursor changes and then all you have to do is just left-click and drag and it just creates an offset, very simple.

Now if you want, as with other tools, you could actually type in a number. So let's say I wanted a 2-foot offset, I could just type in 2 feet, hit enter and I have got that. Now once we have these offsets we can use them for all sorts of purposes. I like to use the Push-Pull, so you can actually create all sorts of different shapes. Now the Offset tool a...

Using the Offset tool to create outlines
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Using the Offset tool to create outlines provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by George Maestri as part of the SketchUp 6 Essential Training

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