Hello awesome developer community! I haven’t made a feature request before, and I think I’ve been using Sketchup for about eight years now, but my last pain point in a consistent workflow is with a needed offset feature and I was hoping you could help me. Either by telling me my request is simple and I can figure out how to do it myself, by doing it, or by telling me it’s just not going to happen.
I have 2D placeholders in all of my models to make building a layout easier. I start in 2D and I use buffer zones to ensure I have adequate spacing between my models. I used to build those buffer zones with offset, until one day I realized that if my goal was to keep 6’ etc between models, then the corners of my buffer zones were overkill. It’s a fairly minimal difference, but check out the pictures to see what I mean.
Offset creates straight lines, I want an offset that holds a specific distance from lines. Basically if you were to take a circle with an origin on the line I want to offset and move it around the square, the outline is the style of offset I’m looking for.
So, is this do-able? Can I figure out how to do it myself? Does it already exist? Do I need to give up on my dream of speeding up my workflow? Thank you for your time and help in looking at this, I hope you have a brilliant week and weekend.