Subject: Using polar tracking

When polar tracking is turned on, guides display on the screen automatically at the polar angle increment that you specify. For example, if you draw a line with polar tracking turned on at 45 degrees, the rubber-banding line displays at 45 degree angle increments.

Polar tracking and orthogonal locking cannot be used at the same time — turning one option on turns the other option off.        

To enable polar tracking and specify the polar angle increment

   1   Do one of the following to choose Drawing Settings ():     

   On the ribbon, choose Application button > Drawing Utilities; Home > Drawing Settings (in Utilities); or Tools > Drawing Settings (in Manage).

   On the menu, choose Tools > Drawing Settings.

   On the Tools toolbar, click the Drawing Settings tool.

   Type dsettings and then press Enter.

   2   Click the Coordinate Input tab.

   3   Click the Polar Tracking tab.

   4   Click the Polar Tracking check box.

   5   Do one of the following to specify the polar angle increments:

   In Increment, select an angle.

   Mark the Additional Angles check box and click New to define a custom angle increment.

   6   Click OK.

Toggle polar tracking on and off.
Click Polar Tracking On/Off on the status bar, type POLARTRACK in the command line, press F10, or press Ctrl+U.    

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