How to use Circle tool in Autocad

How to use Circle tool in Autocad

In this tutorials for new beginners, we will learn how to use another 2D drawing tool Circle. Circle is simple and easy to use tool that can help you in different situations.

 If you are using Drafting & Annotation workspace, probably you are using it. As Drafting & Annotation default workspace style. About how to switch workspace you can read here.

So if you are using Drafting & Annotation workspace then you can find Circle tool in Home tab.Home tab - circle tool

Click on it or enter Circle from your keyboard. As you can see Autocad asking us to specify a center point for circle or [Switch to other circle tools]

 Specifying circle center point

If you are not drawing with coordinates then click by mouse left button in any place. In next step Autocad will ask you enter Circle radius. By default when you drawing circle AutoCAD using Radius, but by  the way we can change the radius to diameter.

Specifying circle radius

To change radius to diameter you can click mouse right button and from menu choose Diameter or enter D  from keyboard.

After you will enter Radius or Diameter hit Enter to finish command.

If you give attention to Circle symbol in tool ribbon then you can realize that under symbol had a small arrow. If you will click on the arrow you will see different types of the circle. Under “Different types” I mean to draw a circle in a different way.

 Additional circle list

Here are different types of circles and how you can draw them.

Center, Radius – First specifying center then entering Radius

Center, Diameter - First specifying center then entering Diameter

2-Point – Specifying first point and then drawing line. Based on line length you will get radius of circle

3-point - Specifying first point and then second line. With third line length you will specify radius of circle

Tan, Tan, Radius – This type of circle little bit complicated. If you have 2 different objects or corner then you can draw circle between them. First, step you are defending first and second Tangent then entering radius of circle.

Tan, Tan, Tan – With this circle type you can draw circle between 3 objects.

 As you can see Circle is easy tool. Just little bit train to  work with it faster.

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