OffsetInXref Trial

Win32 and 64, English

JTB World
This plugin can be used with AutoCAD® to enable the OFFSET command to work with externally referenced drawings, blocks, and lines within associated arrays, dimensions and tables.

General Usage Instructions

Once loaded, the standard OFFSET command will work with blocks and externally referenced content: instead of responding "Cannot offset that object.", the plugin will automatically copy the selected object into the current drawing, allowing it to participate with the OFFSET command.

The lowest-level object will be selected, if part of a nested Xref or block, but some objects - such as Hatches - will still cause the "Cannot offset that object" prompt to be displayed.

All objects copied temporarily into the drawing will be erased automatically at the end of the OFFSET command. The plugin can either have the OFFSET command create geometry on the current layer (the default) or the source layer.

The XOFFSETLAYER command allows configuration of this option.



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Configures whether geometry should be created on the current layer or on an equivalent layer to the one from the source Xref. This is an optional command: once loaded, this plugin responds to the standard OFFSET command.


The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk Exchange Apps has already installed the plug-in. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1) or Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP), and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

XLINE command's offset option is also supported except it doesn't respect the "Source" option in the XOFFSETLAYER command. For more and up-to-date information visit out product page at

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Author/Company Information

JTB World is an Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) member developing software for Autodesk® AutoCAD®, Autodesk® AutoCAD® Architecture, Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, Autodesk® Revit® MEP and Autodesk® Revit® Structure.

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Version History

Version Number Version Description


Added support to AutoCAD® 2016 (No change in version number)

Digital signing of DLL and installer added


Added support to AutoCAD® 2015 (No change in version number)


Added support for "heavy polylines" (2D Polyline) and dimension objects. XOFFSETLAYER setting is remembered between AutoCAD sessions. Fixed some issues that could cause AutoCAD to crash.

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