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Monday, July 31, 2017

How do I drawl a “true” circle in AutoCad?

Every time I drawl a circle in AutoCad the darn thing is not a circle, it has edges and points. What am I doing wrong? I’ve used TurboCAd before and it made neat perfect circles, but the program had it’s limitations.

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3 Responses to “How do I drawl a “true” circle in AutoCad?”
  1. orAnGE jULiuS says:

    key in “c” and space bar.

  2. Tyler says:

    All versions of AutoCAD just build up from the previous platforms and depending on what version you are using there are a few different options for drawing a circle.

    The first thing that you can do that will work with any version of AutoCAD is to simply type “circle” then press enter. It will prompt you to specify the center point of the circle and once you do that it might ask you to either enter a radius or a diameter. If you want to enter one or the other and it isnt asking for it you can type in “radius” or “diameter” and it will give you the option.
    Im not sure about previous versions of AutoCAD, but on my software (AutoCAD 2009) there is an icon for the circle command in the ribbon next to the line command. Thats the easiest way to start a circle for me.

    Both of those options will give you a “true” circle. The circle may not always appear perfect, especially if you zoom in on it, but AutoCAD recognizes this as a perfect circle and mathmateically it is.

    hope this helps

  3. Speckfisher425 says:

    it is still a true circle, autocad just makes it look that way to use less memory to display. If you want it to look “true” again. type “regen” and hit enter. if you zoom away from it, it will return to looking like a polygon. It will dimension and function and printout as a true circle though.

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