How to Use the Offset Tool to Create Outlines in SketchUp 8


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Using the Offset tool to create outlines

Another way of adding detail to your models is by using the Offset tool. Now what this does is it creates an offset of your edges to create another outline. So it's a way to create outlines insets that sort of thing. So let's go ahead and clear out our workspace here by selecting and deleting that person and let's start with the Rectangle. So I am going to go ahead and just draw a simple rectangle and then get kind of a top-down view of this and let's take a look at the Offset tool.

The tool can be found under the tools menu, Offset or the letter F and its right here on the toolbar. So when you select it, the icon changes and all you have to do is left-click within a face and drag and you can create an outline, very-very simple, very straight forward. And then also you can create measurements, so if I want to create say a 1 foot inset I can just type that in and it will go ahead and step to that.

Now once you have all of this extra detail then you can use it to Push and P...

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 8 Essential Training

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