SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Offset Entities

How do you offset entities? Did you know there are a whopping seven options in the PropertyManager to help get you to your desired results? Here’s my challenge to you – I want you to pick a command you use regularly, let’s say Extruded Cut for example. The next time you use your chosen command, I want you to work the PropertyManager top to bottom and left to right and make sure you’re not missing an option that could be saving you a ton of time. When it comes to extruded cuts, I’m a big fan of the Flip side to cut checkbox. Let me know which option you discover (or rediscover) that makes you smile!

 

To learn more about the Offset Entities and Convert Entities Commands, head over to MySolidWorks and check out the Sketch: Convert and Offset Entities Training Module. For a preview of the updates to the offset entities command coming in SOLIDWORKS 2016, check out the Sneak Peek Post. As always, thanks for reading and happy learning!

Rachel Diane York

Rachel Diane York

Community and User Advocacy Manager at SOLIDWORKS
I was the founding member of the Tech Valley SOLIDWORKS User Group and a huge fan of our fantastic Community. I've taught and provided technical support for SOLIDWORKS as well as presented at many user group events. In my spare time I enjoy: billiards, reading, and playing video games. Please feel free to reach out!
Rachel Diane York
Rachel Diane York