Polygon Creation

Polygon Creation

Click the Polygon command button on the ribbon to activate the Polygon command in the Inscribed mode.

Click the Polygon command button on the ribbon to activate the Polygon command in the Inscribed mode. If there is no Sketch Plane on page 138 currently active, you are prompted to select one. You can also define a Polygon in other ways by picking any one of the drop-down options on the command button.

Polygon Creation■ Inscribed Polygon: Define the center and radius of the Polygons circumscribed circle. Define the number of sides by typing a value into the Heads-Up-Display (HUD) text box. You see a preview of the circumscribed circle in blue.

Polygon Creation■ Circumscribed Polygon: Define the center and radius of the Polygons Inscribed circle. Define the number of sides by typing a value into the HUD text box. You see a preview of the inscribed circle in blue.

Polygon Creation■ Edge Polygon: Define a Polygon edge, and then place the polygon by clicking on either side of the edge. Define the number of sides by typing a value into the HUD text box. You see a Polygon preview as you move your cursor from one side of the edge to another.

Polygon CreationYou can also switch between the different Polygon creation options from the drop-down menu that is available when you are not in the middle of a creation operation. Press the down arrow key to get this option.

Polygon CreationIf there are existing sketch geometries on your Sketch Plane, you receive feedback on points that lie on other sketch entities, midpoints, and Grid snap points.

See Sketch Inferencing on page 162 to learn more. Although you cannot define explicit constraints while creating Sketch entities, some constrains are implicitly detected when creating/editing Sketch entities. See Sketch Constraints on page 169 to learn more.

To exit the Polygon command, press the Esc key or pick any other command. Any Polygon that is currently in a preview state are discarded. Once a Polygon is created, editing one edge length does not cause all edges to update to that length. The edges and vertices are independent of each other apart from the inferred Constraints.

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