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DescriptionOffsets a polygon or polyline. Uses Parasolid to do it. Equivalent of Voronoy based OffsetPoly.
smoothCorners :BOOLEAN) : HANDLE;
def vs.OffsetPolyN(h, offsetDistance, smoothCorners): return HANDLE
h HANDLE offsetDistance REAL smoothCorners BOOLEAN
- 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).
VersionAvailability: from Vectorworks 2009
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