More about Offset along Fixed Vectors

The following section aims at describing wrapping operation in more details:

How is the Offset Representation Calculated?Top

When an object is moving along known directions (translations only) you can use the offset command with "Along Fixed Vectors" option to calculate the object envelope.

The offset representation is obtained by:

  • Adding an offset to a selected set of shapes (surfaces or volumes) along selected vectors.
  • Defining the offset values along each vector.

The vectors used in the command are defined by an axis system.

The values xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax , zmin and zmax correspond to the offset values along the vectors of the axis system.

The offset values can take any positive or negative values.

How Does the Offset Impact the Final Result?Top

The following example aims at illustrating the impact of the offset value on the final result.