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Using Offset command of Auto CAD

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OFFSET command can be executed by following ways

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Command line : Type  o and press Enter key

offset from menubar
Menu bar: Click Modify (menu) offset (option)

Offset from toolbar
Toolbar : From Modify toolbar click offset tool.

Offset Object

Offset:

Using this command you can create a copy an object with a specific distance. In case of circle (or rectangle), another circle (or rectangle) creates inside or outside depend on your click. Assume you have a 30 units long line and you want to make another line of same length on the right side, with 10 units apart from for it.

Follow the steps below for above example.

  1. From Modify toolbar click on Offset tool (Menu bar used to execute the command)
  2. Type 10 and press enter key (for distance)
  3. Move the mouse (pick box) over the line and click on it
  4. Move the mouse (cross hair) on right side of line and click
  5. Press Enter Key to terminate the command

Follow the steps below for above example. (circle offset with 5 distance)

  1. Type O and press enter key (Command line used to execute the command)
  2. Type 5 and press enter key (for distance)
  3. Move the mouse (pick box) over the circle and click on it
  4. Move the mouse (cross hair) inside the circle and click
  5. Press Enter Key to terminate the command

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