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Drawing circles

 

The default method for drawing a circle is to specify a center point and radius. You

can draw circles using any of the following methods:

 

• Center-Radius ( )

• Center-Diameter ( )

• 2-Points ( )

• 3-Points ( )

• Radius-Tangents ( )

• Convert Arc to Circle ( )

 

To draw a circle by specifying its center and radius

 

1 Do one of the following to choose Circle Center-Radius:

   • On the ribbon, choose Home > Circle Center-Radius or choose Draw > Circle Center-Radius.

   • On the menu, choose Draw > Circle > Circle Center-Radius.

   • On the Draw toolbar, click the Circle Center-Radius tool.

   • Type circle and then press Enter.

2 Specify the center point.

3 Specify the radius of the circle.

 

To draw a circle tangent to existing entities

 

1 Do one of the following to choose Circle Radius-Tangents:

   • On the ribbon, choose Home > Circle Radius-Tangents or choose Draw > Circle Radius-Tangents.

   • On the menu, choose Draw > Circle > Circle Radius-Tangents.

   • On the Draw toolbar, click the Circle Radius-Tangents tool.

     Go to step 3.

   • Type circle and then press Enter.

2 In the prompt box, choose Radius-Tangent-Tangent.

3 Specify the radius of the circle.

4 Select the first entity to which to draw the circle tangent.

5 Select the second entity to which to draw the circle tangent.

 

To convert an arc to a circle

 

1 Do one of the following to choose Convert Arc to Circle ( ):

   • On the ribbon, choose Home > Convert Arc to Circle or choose Draw > Convert Arc to Circle.

   • On the menu, choose Draw > Circle > Convert Arc to Circle.

   • On the Draw toolbar, click the Convert Arc to Circle tool.

     Go to step 3.

   • Type circle and then press Enter.

2 In the prompt box, choose Turn Arc Into Circle.

3 Select the arc you want to convert to a circle.

 

 

 

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