Draws an offset copy of a curve and applies an offset relation. This command copies elements while maintaining characteristics such as the angle of lines and the center point of arcs and circles.
Associative Offset copies the original curve geometry at a specified distance. Offsetting outside the perimeter of the original element creates a larger element. Offsetting inside the perimeter of the original element creates a smaller element.
The Associative Offset command is available only if you use Customize on the Tools menu to place it on a toolbar or menu. On the Toolbars tab of the Customize dialog box, select Manipulation under Categories to display the Associative Offset button.