JTB OffsetInXref

JTB OffsetInXref

Win32 and 64, English

JTB World Inc.
This app can be used with Autodesk® 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 app 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 app can either have the OFFSET command create geometry on the current layer (the default) or the source layer. The XOFFSETLAYER command allows the 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 app responds to the standard OFFSET command.


Open JTB World Apps Activation Window.


The installer that ran when you downloaded this app from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app. Or, double-click the downloaded installer to install the app. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to be able to run the app.

To uninstall this app, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it.

On Windows 11 and 10 version 1703 or later press Windows+I on the keyboard to access Settings or click or right-click the Windows Start button and then select Settings. Click on Apps (optionally followed by Apps & features). On older Window versions click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features or Control Panel > Add.

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 our app page at https://jtbworld.com/offsetinxref

Known Issues


Company Name: JTB World Inc.
Support Contact: info@jtbworld.com

Author/Company Information

JTB World Inc.

Support Information

For support visit our Contact page.

Version History

Version Number Version Description


Added AutoCAD 2024 support


Added AutoCAD 2023 support


Added AutoCAD 2022 support


Remove uninstall alert in silent install mode.


Upgraded to License 4.3


Updated installer (no version change).


Move offset nested entity to the container's layer if its layer is "0"


Fixed xdata issue. Enhanced the algorithm. Added new licensing. Fixed a bug when the xref was opened by the same or another user. New type of installer. Uninstall of previous version older than 2.0 is needed.


Added AutoCAD 2020 support. No change in version number.
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