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.