Best tip for offsetting lines

  • Best tip for offsetting lines

    Posted by David Cutler on February 3, 2023 at 7:52 am

    @Vince has posted a couple of great videos on YouTube with methods of creating offsets for measurements. His latest, using a “double line style”, is absolutely brilliant!

    Search on YouTube for “Vinic Surveying” and be prepared to be amazed!

    Historically I’ve used simple scaled boxes or circles to create offsets – similar to the technique that Vince uses in his first video. How about you? What is your “best practice” for creating offsets?

    Troy DeGroot replied 1 year, 5 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Vince

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    February 3, 2023 at 10:35 am
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    I’m glad you like that one @David Cutler !

    I must admit that I got the idea from using a custom line set up on something else and getting very frustrated about how you had to change the line thickness depending on what scale you were working in.

    However, I think that has resulted in something that will be extremely useful – it certainly will to me anyway.

    I should have highlighted the fact that if you are working with standard offset dimensions for items such as verges, footpaths (sidewalks?), etc. then you can create these with the correct spacings and then save them to your toolchest.

  • Liz Larsen

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    February 7, 2023 at 3:20 pm
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    I agree, @David Cutler.

    @Vince‘s approach is really amazing and out-of-the-box thinking. Love it!

    • Vince

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      February 8, 2023 at 12:58 am
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      There’s a box??? 🤣

      Thanks @lizlarsen !

  • Troy DeGroot

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    February 8, 2023 at 12:58 pm
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    Feel free to post a link to the video @Vince

    It would be a great assest to the community.

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