With the offset command, you can copy a 2-dimensional drawing element (line, circle, arc) in parallel directions up to the distance you specify inward or outward.

Location of the Offset Command

You can access the offset command from the ribbon menu Drawings tab under the Modify heading.

Offset Toolbar

Usage Steps

  • Click the Offset icon in the ribbon menu .

  • Enter the offset distance in the offset distance box on the offset toolbar that opens.

  • Select the object and click the side to be offset.

  • Click the right mouse button or press esc on the keyboard to finish.

Usage steps

Entering offset distance

Selecting the 2D object to be offset

Determining the side to be offset

After offset