The Offsetting Component (OFST), provides functionality for offsetting wires, standalone faces, edges on faces, and face loops. The resulting edge and face geometry is an exact mathematical offset based on the reference geometry from the wires, edges and faces given as input. For offsetting face loops on non-planar surfaces, an approximate geodesic offset algorithm is used to offset a curve along a surface based on a given distance.
Note: Because topological modifications are often needed to offset solid and sheet bodies, this functionality is located in the Local Operations component. For more information, refer to Body Offsetting.