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aaron
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Offset in Sketch

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02-17-2014 11:35 AM

Im sure this is a simple solution, but I cant figure it out. On my computer at work, if I use the offset feature (2D sketch) I get a different result than I do on my home computer. For example. If I draw a rectangle and then offset that drawing and dimension it .75, all it takes is that one dimension to constrain the entire offset. On my work computer if I offset that same rectangle, I have to go dimension each line. I can find a way to change the "rules" of that feature. Thanks

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dan_inv09
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Re: Offset in Sketch

02-17-2014 11:44 AM in reply to: aaron

Right click before you place it and "Constrain Offset"

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aaron
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Re: Offset in Sketch

02-17-2014 11:47 AM in reply to: dan_inv09

Thanks. Kind of a self taught guy here, outside of learning the complex stuff from the masters on here.

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dan_inv09
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Re: Offset in Sketch

02-17-2014 11:59 AM in reply to: aaron

Actually anytime between when you click the offset icon and when you place it you can change that.

 

A little tip for people learning Inventor - try right clicking, lots of good stuff is hidden there. If you think, "It would make sense that if I'm doing this I could ..." it's probably there if you right click.

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aaron
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Re: Offset in Sketch

02-17-2014 12:05 PM in reply to: dan_inv09
good point!

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Aaron Vogler

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