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The Polygon command draws a closed polyline with a specified number of sides.

Steps

Command-line options

NumSides

Specifies the number of sides for the polygon.

Vertical

Draws a polygon perpendicular to the construction plane.

AroundCurve

Draws a polygon perpendicular to a curve.

To create a polygon around a curve

  • Select a curve and pick the location on the curve and radius.

Mode

Inscribed

Draws the polygon where the corners of the sides touch an imaginary circle of a specified radius.

Inscribed steps

  1. Pick the center.
  2. Pick a corner.
Circumscribed

Draws the polygon where the midpoints of the sides touch an imaginary circle of a specified radius.

Circumscribed steps

  1. Pick the center.
  2. Pick the midpoint of the polygon edge.

Edge

Draws a polygon by defining one edge.

Edge steps

  1. Pick the start of the edge.
  2. Pick the end of the edge.
Flip

Flips the polygon about the edge you are drawing.

Star

Draws a star-shaped polygon.

Star steps

  1. Pick the center (1).
  2. Pick the corner (2).
  3. Pick the radius for the imaginary circle defining the second star radius (3).
Automatic

If the polygon has 5 or more sides, the Automatic option creates a star where the size of the outer and inner points are equal.

See: Wikipedia: Regular star polygons.


Distances 1 and 2 are equal.

See also

Draw lines and curves

Wikipedia: Regular polygon

 

 

 

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