This tool is used to create a CAD Point, located at an Offset from a reference string and a nominated chainage along the reference string.

The video below will show how to create a CAD Point at an Offset.

Or continue down the page to see the CAD Offset create options.

This CAD Point Offset option is found on the CAD Point Toolbar, and is the 8th option when the toolbar files out.

Or from the menu, Use: CAD => Point => Offset

CAD Control Bar Options

The Point is created and placed using the details from the CAD Control Bar, these include,
String Name, Model, Colour, Z – Value, Linestyle, Weight and Tinable.

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To create a point at an Offset, requires a:

  • Reference String,
  • Control Point,
  • Chainage along the string,
  • An Offset distance from the reference string

First select the reference string by picking and accepting it.

Select the control point, where the chainage will be measured from, the example here has selected the start point of the reference string.

Then type in the distance along the reference string from the control point, hi the <Enter> key and this will set where the offset will be perpendicular from the string.

The Vertex and Vertex Indices have been turned on to the view to indicate the selected strings start point and the direction of the string. There are many view controls that can be utilised through the Toggle button.
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Then type in the Final Offset from the string and hit the <Enter> key to create the new point.

Use a String Inquire to check the details of the new point.

Note: Turn the model onto the screen if the point is not shown.

Note: The newly created point, is only a single point not associated or attached with the string that was selected in the create option.

Note: If a second point is to be created the option is still active in the project until another option is selected, or it is cancelled. The user can select the next start position and use the option again.

Use the Measure Value option to check the newly created point.

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