The OFFSET command makes copies of object(s) parallel to the current position at a distance you nominate. In the figure below, a line has been offset by 230 mm to create a double brick wall.
The offset command can be started by:
- Choosing Offset from the Modify drop down menu.
- Type OFFSET or O in the command line and then press Enter.
- Select the entity, right click and select Offset.
- Select from a toolbar option.
You will be asked for an offset distance. Type the distance in the command area and hit <ENTER> or select the 'Through' option and simply click the point in the drawing where you want the offset to appear.