Offset command tutorial in AutoCAD

By | July 9, 2014

Offset command is one of popular used AutoCAD command. You can use this command to make parallel line with determine distance. Offset command is useful for beginner.

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How to use offset command in AutoCAD?

The following default in AutoCAD, Offset command shortcut key is O. So when you activate this command, you can type OFFSET, or O or click on offset icon on toolbar.

Let’s start

Command: type O > enter

Specify offset distance or [Through, Erase, Layer] <100.000>: input value distance > enter

Select object to offset or [Exit/Undo]: Select object

Specify point on side to offset or [Exit/Multiple/Undo] <Exit>: Click on

Select object to offset or [Exit/Undo]: Select object

Specify point on side to offset or [Exit/Multiple/Undo] <Exit>: Click on

If you want to end this command, after specifying point on side to offset you press enter to end.

Layer: If you want to new object’s layer is currently layer, you will use this option.

Command: type O > enter

Specify offset distance or [Through, Erase, Layer] <100.000>: L > enter

Enter layer option for offset objects [Current/Source]: C > Enter

Select object to offset or [Exit/Undo]: Select object

Specify point on side to offset or [Exit/Multiple/Undo] <Exit>: Click on

Select object to offset or [Exit/Undo]: Select object to continuous or press Enter to end

Erase: If you want to delete source object, you will use this option.

Command: type O > enter

Specify offset distance or [Through, Erase, Layer] <100.000>: E > Enter

Erase source object after offsetting? [Yes/No]: Y > Enter

Select object to offset or [Exit/Undo]: Select object

Specify point on side to offset or [Exit/Multiple/Undo] <Exit>: Click on side > Enter

Through: if you want to offset object through one determine points and delete source object after offsetting, you can use this option.

Command: type O > enter

Specify offset distance or [Through, Erase, Layer] <100.000>: T > Enter

Select object to offset or [Exit/Undo]: Select object

Specify through point or [Exit/Multiple/Undo] <Exit>: Click on point

Select object to offset or [Exit/Undo]: Select object or press Enter to end

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Objects after offsetting

Very easy, You can practice with video tutorial below:

 

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