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Offset curve for multiple objects at once.

A - answer The standard command OFFSET creates offset curves for a single object only. If you want to offset multiple objects (polylines), use the command XOffset from our add-on application.

The LISP utility CADstudio XOffset creates multiple offsets to the selected objects, in the specified distance or distance list. You can specify whether to make the offset(s) inwards (toward inside on closed curves) or outwards (toward outside) for the selected closed polylines. The offsets are drawn in the current or in the specified layer.

The free XOffset utility can be downloaded from www.cadstudio.cz/download. Load it with APPLOAD.

Version 1.3 adds the option Multiple to draw multiple offsets defined by a list of positive numbers - offset distances.

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See also:
Tip 12501:Dynamic associative array of elements along a curve.
Tip 12448:Pan view (change view target) in multiple viewports of a layout.
Tip 12446:Quick 1-/2-click dimensioning in AutoCAD.
Tip 12386:How to use arc segments in a multiline
Tip 12091:Equidistant ellipse - how to make an ellipse offset?


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