Compass Circle

Top  Previous  Next

 

clip0924

 

When you use a compass to draw a circle, you place the point on the centre, set the radius and draw - just like the centre/radius circle that is the first circle tool on our list.

 

The thing that IS different about using a compass is that with a compass you can keep the same radius to draw more circles.

 

That is what the Compass Circle tool does.  It is a Centre/Radius circle that remembers the radius.

 

The first time you use the compass circle tool it operates in exactly the same way as the centre/radius tool.

 

The second and subsequent times, you just click on the centre of the new circle.  The compass circle tool remembers the radius and marks the circle.

 

clip0447

 

The compass circle tool will remember the radius for as long as it is selected.

 

You can force the compass circle tool to reset its radius by:

 

a)        Right clicking on a compass drawn circle.

b)        Right clicking on a blank part of the drawing canvas.