Drawing polygons


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Drawing polygons

Another shape that we see frequently in AutoCAD drawings are polygons. A polygon is a shape where each of the sides is the same length. Much like a hexagon or an octagon or a square. In this lesson, we are going to learn how to quickly create shapes like the ones we see on screen. Each of these shapes was created using the Polygon command and it's important to note that the steps used to create a polygon are virtually identical to the steps used to create a circle, that's because every polygon is based on an imaginary circle. If I pan the drawing over, we can see how a circle could be used to create each of these shapes.

So when we create a polygon, AutoCAD is going to want a Center Point and a Radius. There is only one more thing we need to think about, is the polygon we are creating, inscribed or circumscribed? Since AutoCAD is using a circle to create the polygon, it needs to know, if the polygon falls on the outside or inside of the imaginary circle. The method we choose depend...

Drawing polygons
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Drawing polygons provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training

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