2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 1, 2013 10:27 AM by Glenn Schroeder

    OFFSET AN OBJECT?

    Steve Muhlhauser

      I'm totally 100% new to SolidWorks and I'm building a simple platform and want to offset my Angle 48" the whole length of my C-channel...

       

      How do I offset an object? Or is there a way to array my angle?

       

      Steve

        • Re: OFFSET AN OBJECT?
          Anna Wood

          Can you post your model?  Use the Advanced Editor link in the upper right of the dialog box you post your reply in.

           

          Also move your post to the General sub-forum.  You will get more people looking at the post.  Link to move is in the upper right side bar.

           

          Cheers,

           

          Anna

          • Re: OFFSET AN OBJECT?
            Glenn Schroeder

            Steve,

             

            It sounds like you need a linear pattern of your angle.  Set the spacing to 48" and the instances to however many will fit along the length of your channels.  Bear in mind that when choosing the number of instances SW will count your original as 1 so you will need to enter the total number of angles.  Also, when setting up the linear pattern, the box for Features to Pattern will probably be on by default.  You want to select your angle under "Bodies to Pattern" instead.

             

            linear pattern.png

             

            Edit:  I took a few minutes to create a part to show what I meant.  If this isn't what you wanted please explain further.