Offset Edge (3D)

The Offest 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.

Note: For information on using Offset Edge within a sketch, visit Offset Edge (Sketch).

To offset from a 3D body:

  1. Go to Tools > Offset Edge.
    For other methods of accessing this tool Accessing tools.
  2. Select Type to access the Offset Edge Type menu.
  3. Choose an offset type:
    • Loop – Offsets a loop of edges from a 3D body. 
    • Single – Offsets a single edge from a 3D body.
  4. Select the edge you want to offset.
  5. From the arrow that appears, 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.
  6. To finish, select Done.

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 within a sketch, visit Offset Edge (Sketch)

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