Subject: 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 ()

   Tan-Tan-Tan

   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.

 

Center point (A) and radius (B).

To draw a circle by specifying its center and diameter

   1   Do one of the following to choose Circle Center-Diameter ():

   On the ribbon, choose Home > Circle Center-Diameter  or choose Draw > Circle Center-Diameter. Skip step 3.

   On the menu, choose Draw > Circle > Circle Center-Diameter. Skip step 3.

   On the Draw toolbar, click the Circle tool.

   Type circle and then press Enter.

   2   Specify the center point.

   3   In the prompt box choose Diameter.

   4   Specify the second point indicating the diameter of the circle.

 

Center point (A) and diameter (B).

To draw a circle by specifying two endpoints of the diameter

   1   Do one of the following to choose Circle 2-Points ():

   On the ribbon, choose Home > Circle 2-Points or choose Draw > Circle 2-Points. Go to step 3.

   On the menu, choose Draw > Circle > Circle 2-Points. Go to step 3.

   On the Draw toolbar, click the Circle tool.

   Type circle and then press Enter.

   2   In the prompt box choose 2 Points.

   3   Specify the first endpoint of the diameter of the circle.

   4   Specify the second endpoint of the diameter of the circle.

 

First endpoint (A) and second endpoint (B).

To draw a circle by specifying three points on the circumference

   1   Do one of the following to choose Circle 3-Points ():

   On the ribbon, choose Home > Circle 3-Points or choose Draw > Circle 3-Points. Go to step 3.

   On the menu, choose Draw > Circle > Circle 3-Points. Go to step 3.

   On the Draw toolbar, click the Circle tool.

   Type circle and then press Enter.

   2   In the prompt box choose 3 Points.

   3   Specify the first point on the circumference of the circle.

   4   Specify the second point on the circumference of the circle.

   5   Specify the third point on the circumference of the circle.

 

First point (A), second point (B), third point (C).

To draw a circle by specifying its radius and two tangent points

   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. Go to step 3.

   On the menu, choose Draw > Circle > Circle Radius-Tangents. Go to step 3.

   On the Draw toolbar, click the Circle tool.

   Type circle and then press Enter.

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

   3   Select the first entity that you want the circle to touch

   4   Select the second entity that you want the circle to touch.

   5   Specify the radius of the circle.

 

Tangent lines (A) and (B) and radius of circle (C).

To draw a circle tangent to three entities

   1   Do one of the following to choose Tan-Tan-Tan ():

   On the ribbon, choose Home > Circle Tan-Tan-Tan or choose Draw > Circle Tan-Tan-Tan. Go to step 3.

   On the menu, choose Draw > Circle > Tan-Tan-Tan. Go to step 3.

   On the Draw toolbar, click the Circle tool.

   Type circle and then press Enter.

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

   3   Select the first entity that you want the circle to touch

   4   Select the second entity that you want the circle to touch.

   5   Select the third entity you want the circle to touch.

 

First tangent entity (A), second tangent entity (B) and third tangent entity (C).

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.

 

Select an arc (A) to convert to a circle.

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