Offset (with Distance)

Toolbar / Icon:
Menu: Modify > Offset (with Distance)
Shortcut: O, F
Commands: offset | of


With this tool you can create parallels to existing lines (or concentric arcs and circles).


  1. Enter the distance of the concentric or parallel entity from the original entity in the options tool bar shown at the top.
  2. Enter the number of parallel or concentric entities to create in the options tool bar.
  3. Click the base entity. The parallel or concentric entities are created on that side on which the mouse cursor is located while selecting the entity.

QCAD Professional:

Additional options for the handling of polylines are shown in the options tool bar:


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