VS:OffsetPolyN

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Description

Offsets a polygon or polyline. Uses Parasolid to do it. Equivalent of Voronoy based OffsetPoly.
FUNCTION OffsetPolyN(
h  :HANDLE;
offsetDistance  :REAL;
smoothCorners  :BOOLEAN) : HANDLE;
def vs.OffsetPolyN(h, offsetDistance, smoothCorners):
    return HANDLE

Parameters

h HANDLE
offsetDistance REAL
smoothCorners BOOLEAN

Remarks

(Orso, 2020):
  • smoothCorners will create rounded corners
  • there is a suppression of collinear vertexes from the original object, so the resulting poly doesn't necessarily have the same count of vertexes.

(Orso, 2011): It outputs a polygon (Type 5), polyline (Type 21) or a group (Type 11), according to the offset geometry and eventual intersections. OffsetPolyN fails:

  • on holes, they are ignored
  • used from inside plug-in objects: deselects the object instance on drawing at each run, compelling the user to re-select (tested from VW 2011 through 2014, also in 2016).

Version

Availability: from Vectorworks 2009

See Also

Similar calls:
Similar calls:
  • [[VS:OffsetPoly]]
  • [[VS:OffsetHandle]]
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