To Display an Offset Curve
1. Click Analysis > Inspect Geometry > Offset. The Offset dialog box opens. Quick is the default analysis type.
2. Click in the Geometry collector and select a curve or a set of curves that you want to offset. The name of the selected curve or curves are displayed in the Geometry collector.
3. Click in the Plane collector and select a reference plane for the offset. The name of the selected reference plane is displayed in the Plane collector.
The selected curves are offset using the default offset distance and displayed in the Creo Parametric graphics window.
To clear the contents of the collector, right-click in the collector and click Remove on the shortcut menu. You can then continue to select new curve or plane in the collector to create a new analysis.
4. Click OK to complete the analysis or Cancel to cancel the analysis. Alternatively, click Repeat to start a new analysis.
5. Optionally, to save the analysis, perform the following steps:
a. Select Saved from the list at the bottom of the Offset dialog box to save the analysis with the model, and to display and dynamically update the analysis while modeling.
b. If required, rename the analysis in the box adjacent to the list.
6. Optionally, to customize or edit your analysis, perform the following steps:
a. Specify the offset distance in the Offset box. The default offset distance is 0.0. You can graphically drag the handle to adjust the offset distance or change the value directly in the Creo Parametric graphics window.
b. Select the Quality, Number, or Step type of sampling in the Sample box. Quality is the default. Adjust the sample values using the slider or thumbwheel.
c. Update is selected by default. You can see the effects of your selections or changes on the analysis plot as you make them. Clear the Update check box to select or adjust multiple analysis options, and click Preview to view the result of the analysis.