Offset Edge (Sketch)

The Offset Edge icon-sketch-offset-edge-loop.png tool creates new sketch elements that are offset from existing elements by a specified distance. You can use the Offset Edge tool within a sketch, with sketch profiles, or with the edges and faces of a 3D body.

To offset from a sketch element:

  1. Within an existing sketch, go to Sketch > Offset Edge.
    For other methods of accessing this tool, visit Accessing tools.
  2. Select Type to access the Offset Edge Type menu.
  3. Choose an offset type:
    • Loop – Offsets a single edge from a sketch element.
    • Single – Offsets a loop of edges from a sketch element.
  4. Select the sketch element you want to offset.
  5. Specify the offset direction and distance using one of these methods:
    • Drag the arrows in either direction to offset the object.
    • Select the arrows or dimension label to enter an offset value in the numpad.
      Note: If you select a sketch element that is shared by multiple loops, arrows will be displayed for each loop. Select the appropriate arrow for the loop you want to offset.
  6. To finish, select Exit Sketching.

History settings

To manage history settings for the automatic Offset Edge action, find the step for your specific sketch and then view or modify the following:

  • Plane – Click/tap Edit… or Select… to modify the plane or face where you want the sketch to be and then select Done.



Learn more by watching the video below:


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For information on using Offset Edge with sketch profiles and edges of 3D bodies, visit Offset Edge (3D)

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