Offset a Surface of a 2D Part

Offset a surface of a 2D part to a specified distance from the original part.

  1. On the Geometry ribbon, select the Offset tool.

  2. On the guide bar, select Offset and Surfaces.
  3. Select the surface.
  4. In the microdialog, enter a value for the desired offset distance and select additional options:
    • To reverse the direction of the offset, select the icon.
    • To create a new offset surface without changing the original part, select the icon.
    • To apply a variable to the offset field, select the icon.
  5. Select Apply on the guide bar or microdialog.
  6. Right-click and mouse through the check mark to exit, or double-right-click.

    If you did not select the icon, Inspire will create new surfaces to connect the offset surface to the original part.