BIM Coordinator Program (INT) April 22, 2024

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Offseting Tips

Anonymous
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can someone drum up a simple offest command...you would think there would be one....for example if a create a joined polyline and fillet the edges....why can't I do a simple copy offset.....just curious
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TomWaltz
Participant
Why can't you? Doesn't offset already do that?
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Anonymous
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no it doesn't I created something from scratch....here is what I did....

use polyline....then I used fillet command at 5'....how do I make a copy offset of this creature
offset.jpg
Anonymous
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1. Select polyline
2. Select offest tool from the special tools (like perpendicular, parallel....)
3. Magic Wand the polyline
4. Move the cursor and it will offset.
TomWaltz
Participant
Step 5: Type R and 5', then hit enter.
Tom Waltz
Link
Graphisoft Partner
Graphisoft Partner
Step 6 - don't worry about step 1 and skip straight to step 2!

Sorry - couldn't resist!

Cheers,
Link.
TomWaltz
Participant
I dunno Link..... could be bad of you have the Wall tool selected when you wanted a polyline...
Tom Waltz
Link
Graphisoft Partner
Graphisoft Partner
Ahhh - yes - then let's clarify step number one:

Select the Polyline tool, not the polyline, on the screen, as I read it!

That'll teach me for trying to be funny again!

Cheers,
Link.
Anonymous
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thanks tom,

I owe you a beer.....btw step 1 is important....thats was the step I was missing....it would only work if I choose the polyline command...in addition to that...it take on the default settings....thanks again...more question to come
TomWaltz
Participant
The technique is a little sideways, but REALLY powerful once you get the hang of combining offset and magic wand.

For example:
  • Soffit/overhangs around a building
    Footings/foundations offset from each side of foundation walls
    Bulkheads around a room perimeter
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