Offset Body
KeyCreator \ Modify \ Solid-Face \ Offset-Body

Location: Modify>Solid Face>Offset Body

Using the Offset Body local edit function, you are able to offset an entire solid body in a positive direction outward or in the negative direction inward, including its faces. The original solid body can be left unchanged while new duplicate offset bodies are added to the model, or the original body can be modified during the offset to assume a new size.

HINT: To offset only single faces of a body, use the Offset Face function.

Using the Function:

  1. Select Offset Body from the Modify>Solid Face submenu.

  2. The Offset Body dialog appears (see above). Configure the dialog settings as necessary.

  3. Select the body to be offset.

Above > The original solid body (identified by the dashed edge lines) has been offset.

Dialog Options:

Distance

Specify a value for the offset distance.

Create New Offset Solid

When selected, a new offset solid will be created.

Offset Original Solid

When selected, the original solid will be offset, and a new offset solid will be created.