AutoCad 2D :: Length Of Offset For Each Offset

Nov 28, 2013

I need a pit configuration, and I use the offset command to offset a base polyline to first 10 m and then 3 and so on.. is there a way to do this in an automatically way, that you can choose the lenght of the offset for each "offset" (i.e. 1st 10 m, 2nd 3, 3rd 10 m, 4th 3 m, and so on. I am actually using civil 3D.

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May 14, 2012

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I created two expressions:  IF(OFFSET-TRUNC(OFFSET)=0,.1/12,.00000001/12)

and this one:  IF(OFFSET-TRUNC(OFFSET)!=0,.1/12,.00000001/12)

I then created two offset components, one called truncated, and one called full, and assigned the heights to match the expressions. 

I have attached the file, the style is ACHD-Sta Off-Rt [copy]

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Mar 14, 2013

I have a drawing that has a connection to OS background map data which is an SDF file.

I want to create new entities in their own new autocad layer based on an offset value from a line in the SDF data.

For example I want to create a new line in a new layer that is say 1.0m offset from a kerb line that appears in the SDF file called OSMMLINE.

I do not want to add these new entities to the SDF data.

When I try to use the offset command Map starts to "populate feature Cache" which takes several minutes, then I can use the offset command in the usual way and create a new line - which "properties" says is in a feature class layer called OSMMLINE(1).

AutoCAD Map 3D 2011 64bit / Win 7

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Jan 8, 2014

(I have tested this on both Map 2010 and Map 2014 but it could be happening in other AutoCad platforms)

when offsetting a polyline with a shallow deflection, the newly created polyline is created incorectly.

I have a 2 segment polyline with a 0D03'00" deflection. when I offset it, the vertex of the new polyline is created in the wrong location. On a polyline with a 0d04'00" deflection, offset works correctly.

 If I explode the polyline, offset the lines and fillet them, the vertex is correct.

Attached is the final result. The red polyline is the polyline with a 3' deflection and the green polyline has a 4' deflection. when offset the vertex's should land at the center of the circles that are drawn but the red polyline vertex is incorrect by 0.00654456.

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Sep 5, 2012

im stuck on an assignment, below are the instructions.

Row 2: Use L_15:red

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- Next offset each visible line segment 8' ft. in all directions till all areas are filled with the pattern trimming and filleting as requred to define each as in row 1.

- The next square in the row, sub-divide the inner square by drawing lines from the midpoints to form an inner sqare, the offset 4'ft. in each direction maintaing the new areas created and fill as before to define the areas. Remember to use the same logic as in row 1, fill all areas defined by red line boundaries.

- the next square in the row sub-divide the inner aware by drawing lines from midpoints to form another inner diamond, then offset 2' ft in each direction as in previous operations.

- continue this logic of sub-division and density till you finish the second row.

- when you finish you should have a row of 5 squares movies from tighter density to lighter density of lines from left to right.

i got past the 2nd cell, sort of stuck on the 3rd, 4th, 5th (going from right to left) how the next three cells would look like (on the second column)

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Mar 25, 2011

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Apr 5, 2013


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Sep 20, 2012

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Jun 24, 2013

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I have screen shot? both the mechanical 2D version and my 'so far' Inventor version, how I can go about modeling this feature?

Btw, the hole this has to connect to is the one highlighted green in the bottom pic or the only one dimensioned in the top pic.

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