Toolbar Circle Drawing method:

1. Pick the "Circle" icon from the Toolbar.

2. Pick on the drawing the location for the center point of the circle, or type in coordinates of the center point.

3. Pick the location for
a point on the radius, or type in the radius distance of the circle.

__Other Methods of Drawing Circles__

**Pull-down menu Circle
Drawing method:**

**1. Pick "Draw" header
in Pull-down menu**

**2. Pick "Circle" from
Draw Pull-down menu.**

**3. Move cursor to the
right of the word Circle over the arrow (>). A sub-sub menu will appear.**

**4. Pick the word "Center,
Radius."**

**5. Pick on the drawing
the location for the center point of the circle, or type in coordinates
of the center point**

**6. Pick the location for
a point on the radius, or type in the radius distance of the circle**

__Keyboard Circle Drawing
method__:

**1. Type at keyboard C**<Ret>

2. Pick on the drawing the location for the center point of the circle, or type in coordinates of the center point

3. Pick the location for
a point on the radius, or type in the radius distance of the circle

__Other Types of Circles__

The method described above is the simplest way of drawing circles and the way which you will want to do it the majority of the time. There are other ways, however, as follows:

1. You can draw a Center-Diameter circle by typing D after invoking the Circle Command. That will prompt you for the diameter of the circle instead of the radius after you have selected the center point.

2. You can draw a circle
which passes through two points by typing** 2P** after invoking the
circle command, then picking the two points on the screen.

3. You can also draw a circle
which passes through three points by typing **3P** after invoking the
circle command, then picking the three points on the screen.

4. You can draw a circle
which is tangent to two lines or circles or arcs and has a given radius,
by typing **TTR** after invoking the circle command, then selecting
the two lines, arcs, or circles to which you want to make the new circle
tangent, then typing in the radius of the new circle (or, alternatively,
"showing" AutoCAD the radius by picking two points on the screen).