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Offset sketch entities to a vertex.

Question asked by James Berry on Aug 1, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 1, 2018 by James Berry

Hi guys. I was just modeling up a particular component for a assembly i am working on and ran into a small bump. In Autocad , if i have a polyline of any shape or size , i can offset that polyline to a existing endpoint of another line or tangent to it and so on. This saves me from having to have a exact measurement or input a exact distance for the offset. As we all know  , certain design restrictions keeps you from having beautiful rounded dimensions all the time. I just assumed Solidworks would have the same capability. All the years using solidworks i never really looked into this until now. So am i right in seeing that your only choices for offset in solidworks is by distance ? I would have figured you would have similar choices just like for a simple extrude , like a choice of vertex. Am i missing something simple here or doesnt it have that capability ?

 

Doing the geometry i need in autocad then opening that drawing file in solidworks and creating a block of it for import into my model can be done , just lengthy and time consuming. I apologize if this was asked before , i searched the forums and couldn't find anything on this topic.

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