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OffsetInXref for AutoCAD

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About

  • This plugin 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 plugin 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.
  • All objects copied temporarily into the drawing will be erased automatically at the end of the OFFSET command.
  • The plugin 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.
  • Available as AutoCAD App (Plug-in).


Download

OffsetInXref can be downloaded and installed as an app from the Autodesk Exchange Apps site. Purchase is also available through this site.

Trial: In trial mode OffsetInXref works a few times per AutoCAD session. When purchased it can be used without restrictions. Download trial from Autodesk Exchange.

If purchase has been done via Autodesk Exchange Apps the download is available on the Autodesk Exchange Apps My Downloads page. Sign in with the same account used when purchasing.

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System requirements

Compatible with AutoCAD 2012 up to AutoCAD 2016. All flavors based on AutoCAD should be working like AutoCAD Architecture (ACA), AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Electrical , AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD MEP (AMEP, ABS), AutoCAD P&ID, AutoCAD Plant 3D.

Compatible with those operating systems AutoCAD runs on like Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
Older Windows versions might also work but are not directly supported.



Purchase

Purchase is done on the Autodesk Exchange Apps site or by contacting us.
Price is 2 USD for 1 license.

The license is perpetual and support is included. If you have more than one computer and you are the only user of the application one license is enough.

If you have really many users that you want to give access to this software we can discuss a discounted price based on your particular situation. Educational discounts available.

Available payment methods: Credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB, Carte Bleue), PayPal, Local Bank Transfer, Wire Transfer, Bankgiro, Real-time Bank Transfer, Electronic Check (ECP), Skrill (Moneybookers), WebMoney and Alipay (PaySafeCard, Ukash, cashU, Boleto Bancario, Boleto Bancario can be made available upon request) Refund policy.

Documentation

Installation of the AutoCAD plug-in

Run the installer downloaded from Autodesk Exchange. You may need to restart AutoCAD to activate the plug-in.

To uninstall this plug-in, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 ) or Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP), and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Usage

Once loaded, the standard OFFSET command will work with blocks and externally referenced content: instead of responding "Cannot offset that object.", the plugin 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.

All objects copied temporarily into the drawing will be erased automatically at the end of the OFFSET command.

The plugin 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.

Revision History

  • 2015-03-20 - version 1.2 update

    • Added support to AutoCADĀ® 2016 (No change in version number)
      Digital signing of DLL and installer added

  • 2014-04-02 - version 1.2 update

    • Updated installer for the Autodesk App version to support AutoCAD 2015 and verticals.

  • 2013-07-15 - version 1.2
    Added support for "heavy polylines" (2D Polyline) and dimension objects. XOFFSETLAYER setting is remembered between AutoCAD sessions. Fixed some issues that could cause AutoCAD to crash. First release by JTB World.

  • 1.1.1
    Added support to AutoCAD 2014 (No change in version number)

  • 1.1.1
    Updated to support AutoCAD 2013 Exchange Store autoloader bundle format
    Added VS 2010 project required for AutoCAD 2013

  • 1.1
    Updated to support AutoCAD 2012 Exchange Store autoloader bundle format
    Updated help to HTML file and to reflect new load mechanism
    Removed automatic registration/de-registration code (handled by new load mechanism)

  • 1.0.2
    Updated project to VS 2008 from 2005
    Changed build have single DLL for 32- and 64-bit

  • 1.0.1
    Added support for XLINE command and for standard blocks
    Added exception handler around Registry access code
    Added release history to ReadMe

  • 1.0
    Original release as ADN Plugin of the Month.

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