When you sketch a circle and do an offset you can reverse the direction at the time you create the offset. Is there any way to reverse the direction of the offset when you edit your sketch other than deleting the offset and redoing it?
That you cannot do. You might be better off recreating it then reversing it.
Sorry, this is a point of no return.
You can change the direction in the proptey manager during the offset creation.
That is true but after you create it and save it and than go back and try to edit the sketch you can not reverse the direction of the offset.
I haven't tried it yet, but can't you double-click on the dimension that determines the offset distance and change direction there?
Edit: OK, I stand corrected. I just tried it and you can edit the amount of the offset but not the direction.
You can change the distance of the offset but if will not let you reverse it to the inside or outside.
Here is a little work around that could work,
create your sketch and offset.
fix one arc/line, make your offset dimension driven
drag your outer profile to the inside.
un-fix the arc/line then change your dimension back and update the value.
it worked for me on some simple sketches.
edit Sw 2010 sp5
It was easier and faster just to delet the circle line and re enter the offset.
Frank's solution is pretty easy, and your offset may be hard to set up.
Or, you may find it easier to just delete the offset dimension, drag the offset to the other side, and then apply a new dimension.
That is awesome! Doesn't work for splines, unfortunately, but not much works for splines. Still very useful for analytic geometry.
I take that back, it "kind of" works for splines. The sketch wouldn't solve when I deleted the first offset, and I had to delete a tangent relation to the spline to get it to solve, but I was able to drag the offset geometry to the other side, add a dimension, and then add the tangent relation back in again. If this works in "real" work, it will save me a bucket load of pain.
Message was edited by: Jerry Steiger
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