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To draw a donut tangent to existing entities

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Choose Insert > Donut.
    • On the Draw 2D toolbar, click the Donut tool ().
    • Type donut, and then press Enter.
  2. In the prompt box, choose Radius Tangent Tangent.
  3. Specify the width of the donut.
  4. Specify the diameter of the donut.
  5. Select the first tangent entity to which to draw the donut.
  6. Select the second tangent entity to which to draw the donut.


Width (A) and diameter (B) of the donut and tangent entities (C).

You can edit donuts using the Edit Polyline tool () on the Modify toolbar. You can convert donuts into arc entities using the Explode tool () on the Modify toolbar. You can control whether donuts are shown filled or as outlines using the Fill tool () on the Settings toolbar.

TIP You can control the default outside and inside diameter of donuts by choosing Settings > Drawing Settings, and then clicking the Entity Creation tab and choosing the options you want.

Drawing donuts

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