I hav an object with 5 sides as lines length are 10, 8, 5, 4 and 3 cm, I want to cut 1 cm from each side using the scale command or any other easier method. I mean I want to minimize the boundary of the object by 1 cm.
>> I want to cut 1 cm from each side
>> I want to minimize the boundary of the object by 1 cm.
That are two different statements, do you want to reduce now every single segment by 1cm or the global length (all segments cumulated) should be reduced by 1cm.
For case 1: I would use grips to do that
For case 2: it's not defined here how this 1cm has to be splitted to each segment.
...or I don't understand something?
- alfred -
>> I mean all the boundry will be reduced by 1 cm
That might mean you want to reduce every segment by 1cm/5 = 2mm (you mentioned 5 segments) or should there be done something like an offset by an unknown distance so the boundary get's reduced by 1 cm?
Again not everything clear. Maybe you can create a sample drawing with a poly before and after modification?
At least if it's the offset-variant so that might fail if the polyline has a quite straight form.
- alfred -
The shape boundries will come inside by 1 cm.
Sounds like a job for the OFFSET command. (But I agree with Alfred that it is not exactly clear what you want.) OFFSET (mind the options!) will copy objects a set perpendicular distance (the offset amount) from the original objects.
If OFFSET is indeed correct, be sure your lines (edges) are joined as a POLYLINE first, or you will have to TRIM the copies of each individual line to get your final new shape.
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