Difference between revisions of "Draft Circle"

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====Description====
 
====Description====
  
This tool draws a circle by asking for two points, the center and the radius.
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This tool draws a circle by asking for two points, the center and the radius, by picking tangents, or any combination of those.
  
 
[[Image:Draft_Circle_example.jpg]]
 
[[Image:Draft_Circle_example.jpg]]
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====Usage====
 
====Usage====
  
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* The primary use of the circle tool is by picking two points, the centre and a point on the circumference, defining the radius.
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* By pressing {{KEY|ALT}}, you can select a tangent instead of picking a point. You can therefore construct several types of circles by selecting one, two or three tangents.
 
* Picking a point on an empty area of the 3d view, or on an existing object.
 
* Picking a point on an empty area of the 3d view, or on an existing object.
 
* Pressing {{KEY|CTRL}} will [[Draft_Snap|snap]] your point to availible snap locations.
 
* Pressing {{KEY|CTRL}} will [[Draft_Snap|snap]] your point to availible snap locations.

Revision as of 19:41, 6 May 2009

Draft Circle.svg Draft_Circle

Menu location
Draft -> Circle
Workbenches
Draft
Default shortcut
None
Introduced in version
-
See also
None


Description

This tool draws a circle by asking for two points, the center and the radius, by picking tangents, or any combination of those.

Draft Circle example.jpg

Usage

  • The primary use of the circle tool is by picking two points, the centre and a point on the circumference, defining the radius.
  • By pressing ALT, you can select a tangent instead of picking a point. You can therefore construct several types of circles by selecting one, two or three tangents.
  • Picking a point on an empty area of the 3d view, or on an existing object.
  • Pressing CTRL will snap your point to availible snap locations.
  • Pressing SHIFT constrains your movement.
  • Enter numbers to manually insert a coordinate.
  • Pressing ESC cancels the function.
  • The newly created line will take the current linestyle.

Scripting

The created circle is a Part feature containing one edge with only one vertex.