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Drawing polygons by side

The side polygon drawing method creates an equal-sided polygon defined by its center point and the distance to the midpoint of a side. You specify the number of sides, the center point, and the location of the midpoint of one side, which determines both the size and orientation of the polygon.

To draw a polygon by side

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Choose Insert > Polygon.
    • On the Draw 2D toolbar, click the Polygon, Center-Side tool ().
    • Type polygon, and then press Enter.
  2. Type 3 to specify three sides for the polygon.
  3. Specify the center of the polygon.
  4. In the prompt box, choose Specify By Side, and then press Enter.
  5. Specify the midpoint of the side.



The center (A) and midpoint of one side (B).

Resulting polygon.

You can edit each side of a polygon individually using the Edit Polyline tool () on the Modify toolbar. You can convert the sides into individual line entities using the Explode tool () on the Modify toolbar. You can control whether wide polygon lines are shown filled or as outlines using the Fill tool () on the Settings toolbar.

Draw a polygon by vertex

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