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Perform Dynamic Offsets on Multiple Objects
Tip# 3453 By Lee McDonnell On 10-Jul-2010
Rated By 4 users Downloaded : 1878
Categories : 2D Editing
Software type : AutoCAD 2011
Rename File To : Dynamic Offset/,Dynamic Offset/DynOff 2.0.gif,Dynamic Offset/DynOff V2-1.VLX,Dynamic Offset/DynOff.gif
Offset multiple objects at once and visually select the offset distance.

Lee McDonnell shares a terrific routine that allows you to perform dynamic offsets in AutoCAD drawings. Using this routine, you can offset multiple objects at once and visually select the offset distance while viewing the results in real time. Lee has packaged the code and dialog box into a single VLX file, which can be loaded in the same way that you load other LISP routines. Start the command by entering DynOff, then select one or more objects. After the selection is complete, move the cursor to see the results. You can type S for a settings dialog box, press + or - to change the number of offsets, or type in an exact offset distance. This is another great example of using grread expressions, which read input devices such as the mouse and keyboard, to obtain user feedback.


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Comment by White,David
Posted on 2010-07-19 17:43:08
Whoa! I really like the settings on the fly with the tab key. A really powerful routine. Do you teach classes Lee?
Comment by McDonnell,Lee
Posted on 2010-07-24 12:47:55
Thanks David, I'm glad you like it :) As for classes, I participate in a few forums (as 'Lee Mac') where I offer help for those willing to learn LISP, Visual LISP or DCL. Perhaps visit either CADTutor or TheSwamp.org. See you there, Lee
Comment by Chowdhury,Kieron
Posted on 2010-09-29 05:50:51
Stunning. Simply stunning.