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The old offset tool was very handy. I could have a line selected, hit my shortcut key to activate the offset tool, and then hit the "i" key for the distance to offset and it was done. How to do, or how to import the old tool?


David Flannery


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"p" gets you the offset preferences, with the distance field selected. Enter a value and hit return, and the dialog closes. You then have to click on the side of the line where you want the offset to go. This seems like it's the same as the old tool, except p instead of i. Are you seeing something different?

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The default always seemed to be Offset Original so I would have to change that also. That problem must be my old habit of hitting the "i" key.

There is an additional step (which can have its benefits) that you have to then select what to offset and then click on the direction to offset rather than the previous way of the item being offset when you hit the return key.


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you can have the old functionality back. On the Mode bar choose the correct options and it works like it used to. The mode bar has hot keys that you can use to set the options.


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