We did see the function of the Line Command in the earlier post. In this post we will see more on AutoCAD Circle Command and its functions.
Circle According to Wiki is defined as a simple shape of Euclidean geometry that is the set of all points in a plane that are a given distance from a given point, the centre. The distance between any of the points and the centre is called the radius. It can also be defined as the locus of a point equidistant from a fixed point.
Some of the important terms associated with circle are given below, we will at some point cover all of them in this blog
Note: The area of a circle can be found by
Let’s come back to AutoCAD and see how to access the AutoCAD Circle Command.
How to Access AutoCAD Circle Command
Circle Command can be accessed by different methods and they are listed below
Method 1: Home Tab > Draw Panel > Circle
Method 2: Access from AutoCAD Command Line
Method 3: Typing CIRCLE from Dynamic Input or by AutoCAD Command Shortcut Keys – ” C ” and Spacebar
How to Draw a Circle in AutoCAD
By using any one of the above methods, we can enable the Circle Command. Circle is also one of the Useful AutoCAD Commands, that enables the productivity of an end user. Once you select the circle option, you have 6 options to create which include
- Tan, Tan, Radius
- Tan, Tan, Tan
Circle Command by Radius Option
Click on First Arbitrary Point and the Second Arbitrary Point, unless you have a defined Radius or Diameter. In the image below, we have defined Radius Option
AutoCAD Circle Command by Diameter Option
Click on First Arbitrary Point and the Second Arbitrary Point, unless you have a defined Diameter. In the image below, we have defined Diameter Option
AutoCAD Circle Command by 2P and 3P
In 2P method, you will specify First Point and Second Point, where in the second point is ideally the diameter, when you need to draw a circle between two points this options becomes more handy.
In 3P method, you will specify the First Point, Second Point and Third Point, ideally its three points defining circumference.
AutoCAD Circle Command – Tan, Tan, Radius
The figure below explains – two Tangent Points which could be a line, circle or even a curve followed by a radius circle.
Circle Command by Tan Tan Tan Option
Tan – Tan – Tan Circle Option. This is better explained in the figure below
AutoCAD Circle Smoothness
AutoCAD Circle Smoothness is a basic issue when we draw circle. To over come this issue, just type ” REGEN ” command and the problem should be fixed. If this still does not get fixed, Type VIEWRES and enter a value of 5,000 and then type REGENALL. This time we should be able to see a better circle. If still the problem exist, then its not a circle 🙂
Did you face any such problems regards to AutoCAD Circle Command or AutoCAD Circle Smoothness or found a different solutions. Feel free to share them in the comments below