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I recently figured out how to do it with faces, but with edges, I can't seem to get it to work. I have a complex flat plane and i need to extend an edge loop. I tried setting to individual origins in combination with all possibilities for x,y,z axes in global and local, but it is still not extruding along the normals.

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  • $\begingroup$ exactly, since i am dealing with a plane-like surface $\endgroup$ – dimitarsp Jun 15 '13 at 18:05
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    $\begingroup$ Is it like Inset edge? $\endgroup$ – Quazi Irfan Jun 15 '13 at 18:45
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    $\begingroup$ yes, like offsetting an edge, thanks for clearing it up. $\endgroup$ – dimitarsp Jun 15 '13 at 19:51
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    $\begingroup$ zeffii, thanks for pointing me in the right direction. the zmj100 pack has an addon that does an inset/offset of an outline (happy i saw it before it was deleted :). it is no longer the original one, but now it is called SIRE outline. $\endgroup$ – dimitarsp Jun 15 '13 at 20:28
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ZMJ100 wrote an addon called SIRE outline. When installed it will appear in the left hand toolshelf in 3dview. It does offset (inset, outset).

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https://vimeo.com/28147691 (demo video by tungee)

Over at BlenderArtists ZMj100 went crazy (in a good way) writing mesh addons, one of the addons does exactly what you want. It's probably not polite to link someone elses collection directly here, although I would like to. but here is a direct link to the thread and the zip is in the thread. It's all GPL license.

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  • $\begingroup$ it's on the first page of the forum thread you posted. $\endgroup$ – dimitarsp Jun 15 '13 at 20:44
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I keep having to re-reference this. Seeming as the SIRE tools are not being developed (or perhaps called something else), here is an addon that I have recently discovered that works well: https://github.com/Bombaba/BlenderPythonScripts/blob/master/mesh_offset_edges.py

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  • $\begingroup$ Just wanted to say thanks for this addon - have been looking for a script that would do this for ages! $\endgroup$ – Xtremity Jun 26 '16 at 15:41
  • $\begingroup$ Not working in 2.79. After the file is downloaded and installed without error, there is no related entry in 3D > Edit Mode > Edges menu. $\endgroup$ – mins Aug 3 '18 at 13:24

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