I want to offset two lines towards the inside, but both get offset in the same direction.
I tried reversing the direction but that causes both offsets to do so.
How can I get both offsets to be towards the Inside/Outside?
Now that I've tried to duplicate the above, I found out I can't. Hmm. Except when I paid attention to line start point. Seems offset is related to the vector direction
Making the offset bi-directional, and deleting the entities you don't want may be one solution.
True, it would work, but I feel like that's just a workaround for an option that should be there...
I've never seen anyone else's offsets resolve like that. I'm not sure what's going on with my Solidworks.
Jean-Simon Lavertu wrote: I'm not sure what's going on with my Solidworks.
Jean-Simon Lavertu wrote:
I'm not sure what's going on with my Solidworks.
It's not just you. I created a sketch more or less mimicking yours, and got the same results. If those line segments were connected, for example by an arc at one end instead of a full circle, then you could get them to both offset to the inside or outside (of course you'd need to also select the arc). Since you're offsetting them individually they're either both going down or both going up. Maybe it's just me, but I don't see how it could work any other way.
Jean-Simon Lavertu wrote: How can I get both offsets to be towards the Inside/Outside?
You'll need to do two offsets, one for each line.
I know that's not the solution. There's multiple pieces of evidence that what I'm looking for works as I intend.
Fin Jackson's answer is one of them.
Still, I don't understand why my SW reacts as it does.
Was this what you were after?
Try the settings I used, and see what you get.
Hope this helps.
That's exactly what I'm trying to do which is really strange since I just verified and my settings are the same as yours... I've remade your example in a new sketch and they still resolve on opposite directions.
just a guess, if the offset were to work it would over define the sketch.
I would just draw in two lines and make them tangent, they will adjust with the dimensions you have.
The lines aren't supposed to be tangent with the inner circles. Only parallel with the outside edges.
Making at least one set of endpoints symmetric seems to duplicate Fins example.
I tried it on my own, and that's exactly it!
I'll submit an improvement request to get some form of option for this.
Thanks for the find.
You have to trim the circles so you are offsetting a continuous line, not overlapping entities.
I use contour selection for extruding after, so trimming entities isnt a posibility.
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