The outline of closed shapes (such as regions, decks, and
patios) can be expanded or contracted using the Offset tool.
To offset an object that is not currently selected:
Click the Offset tool that appears to the left of the screen, or just
press the E key on your keyboard.
Click the object you wish to offset to select it. Note that to be offset, the
item must be a shape-based object (such as a house or patio) that has already
been added to your design.
Click the object again, but this time hold down the left mouse button and move
the mouse up or down to offset the object. Alternately, press the Enter
key to offset the object manually.
To offset one or more selected objects:
Move your mouse over one of the selected objects that you wish to offset.
Click and hold the left mouse button, and then move the mouse up or down to
offset all selected objects. Alternately, press the Enter key to offset
the objects manually.
In the landscape design below, the Offset tool was
used to create the inset accents.
Cut, Copy, & Paste
Grouping & Ungrouping Objects
Setting Object Properties
Undoing and Redoing Changes