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Offset faces tips
Problem: Offset surface may become self-intersecting. If the curvature radius of a face is smaller than the offset distance, the surface will become corrupt or it will vanish when it is offset.
Possible Solution:
Use a smaller offset distance that avoids self-intersecting surfaces.
Use the surface analysis command to check which values are the maximum possible.
Problem: Offset surface loses contact to a neighboring face. This may happen if an adjacent face is tangentially or nearly tangentially connected to the offset face.
Possible Solution:
Use the Lift command to add new faces.
Offset the neighboring faces with the same value also.