[PythonCAD] offset for pythoncad

Rafael Villar Burke pachi at mmn-arquitectos.com
Tue Jan 18 14:58:47 CET 2005


Art Haas wrote:

>What do you want an 'offset' command to do? I'm a little vague as to
>what this is supposed to do ...
>
>Art
>
Offset is used to create a copy of an entity at a certain distance. It's 
very useful to draw grids, borders with some thickness, walls, etc...

For instance, if you have the outer silhuette of a window and you want 
to create an inner shape that completes the window's frame you could use 
an offset command and get drawn a new rectangle that's parallel to the 
first one but some inches towards its inner side.

So, the data needed to offset a shape is a distance and a side (giving a 
point) or just a point to pass through. Both methods are useful, as you 
sometimes want to keep a distance while others you don't mind but want 
to pass through some special point.

Regards and thanks for your hard work on PythonCAD,

Rafael Villar Burke


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