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Chapter 7. Creating Elementary Objects > Using the CIRCLE Command

Using the CIRCLE Command

Another basic AutoCAD shape is the circle. Circles are used to represent holes, wheels, shafts, columns, trees, and so on. Several methods exist for drawing circles, and unlike in manual drafting, constructing circles in AutoCAD is quick and accurate. Circles have centers, diameters, radii, and tangent and quadrant points. By providing a combination of these parameters, you can draw any circle and place it anywhere you want.

In the following exercise, you construct a few basic circles as you add holes and sleeves to the fixture base.


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