Creating Offsets of Entities

Use the Offset command to create parallel shapes of Lines, 2D PolyLines, Circles, Arcs, Ellipses, Elliptical Arcs, Splines, Rays, and InfiniteLines. A copy of a selected entity is placed at a specified distance from the original entity. The original entity stays in position.

The offset depends on the type of drawing entity:

To create offsets of entities:

  1. Click Modify > Offset (or type Offset).
  2. Type an offset distance between the source and target entity or specify an option:
  3. Select the entity to offset.
  4. To reverse the previous offset without terminating the running Offset command, specify the Undo option.
  5. Specify more offsets or specify the Exit option to end the command.




Command: Offset

Menu: Modify > Offset

Related Topics

Copying Entities in the Graphics Area