Offset a Surface of a Solid Part

Create a duplicate of a selected surface in a direction normal to the surface, or increase or decrease a part’s dimension along a line normal to the selected surface, constrained by the surrounding surfaces.

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

  2. On the guide bar, select Offset and Surfaces.
  3. Select a surface on a solid part.
  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, 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, the part’s dimensions will be extended in the direction of the indicator arrow, constrained by the surrounding faces.