This task explains how you can route a flexible using one of two offset
|You can use either
the Bottom Offset
or the Center Offset
features. A field for entering the offset value will become available
when you click either of these buttons. You can also offset from a
reference plane. If you use bottom offset then the offset will be
measured from the surface to the bottom edge of the flexible. If you use
center offset then the offset will be measured from the surface to the
center spline of the flexible. If you click the Offset
From a Reference Plane button then the
offset will be from the reference plane to the edge or center of the
flexible, depending on which option you are using.
You should be
familiar with the settings and options explained in
Routing a Flexible.
||With your document open, bring up
the Flexible Routing dialog box. Select other
options as needed, then click the Bottom Offset or
Center Offset button and enter a value in the
Offset field. Click on the surface you want to route on and click
Apply or double-click to end routing. The flexible will be
||The offset is measured at the points that you
click. If you have too much slack, or length, then the flexible may go
through the surface. If this happens then you need to adjust the slack
||To use the reference plane to
offset from, place a reference plane on a surface, such as an edge.
Bring up the Flexible Routing dialog box, then
click the Bottom Offset or Center
Offset button. If you do not want any bottom or center offset then enter 0. Click
the Offset From a Reference Plane
button and enter a value in the field. This is the
distanced between the reference plane and the flexible. In the image
below you can see that you will only be able to route the flexible at
the offset distance.
Route your flexible, and double-click or click Apply to end.
||Click OK to close the
Flexible Routing dialog box.