Friday, November 8, 2019

JTB OffsetInXref 2.0 better offset for AutoCAD

JTB OffsetInXref can be used with AutoCAD to enable the OFFSET command to work with externally referenced drawings, blocks, and lines within associated arrays, dimensions and tables.

  • Once loaded, the standard OFFSET command will work with blocks and externally referenced content: instead of responding "Cannot offset that object.", the app will automatically copy the selected object into the current drawing, allowing it to participate with the OFFSET command.
  • The lowest-level object will be selected, if part of a nested Xref or block, but some objects - such as Hatches - will still cause the "Cannot offset that object" prompt to be displayed.
  • The app can either have the OFFSET command create geometry on the current layer (the default) or the source layer. The XOFFSETLAYER command allows configuration of this option.

Version 2.0 comes with the added ability to offset on dynamic blocks or other objects containing xdata. New licensing including optional network license. A bug was fixed that caused an error if the xref offsetting from was already opened.

Free trial available at JTB OffsetInXref.

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