# Polygons

There are seven tools for creating and manipulating polygons. These tools, from left to right, are:

- Rectangle
- Rounded Rectangle
- Slot Polygon
- Inscribed Polygon
- Circumscribed Polygon
- N-Sided Polygon
- From Curves Polygon

Polygon Fill Patterns and Colors are specified on the Inspector.

#### Rectangular Polygons

The Polygon Rectangle tool has four creation methods that provide different user interfaces for specifying a rectangle. To access each tool, click the Rectangle Polygon tool on the Polygon tool palette and drag through the sub-tools on the Prompt Window.

Rectangle Polygon sub-tools

**Center Point Polygon**

This tool creates a rectangle from two points by specifying the center and upper right diagonal.

##### Diagonal Polygon

This tool creates a rectangle from two points by specifying the lower left and upper right diagonal.

##### Three Point Polygon

This tool creates a rectangle from three points specifying the center, width point, and height point.

##### Major Axis Polygon

This tool creates a rectangle from three points where the points are width start, width end, and height.

Also, in the message line is a pull down for Single Line or Smart Polygon rectangles. The Single Line option creates unassociated lines. The Smart Polygon creates a special entity that stores the resulting object as rectangle of width and height.

##### Rounded Polygon

The round polygon is defined by the length, width, and a radius. The radius is used to define a 90-degree arc at each corner of the polygon. There are four methods for drawing a rounded polygon. To access each tool, click the Rounded Polygon tool on the Polygon tool palette and drag through the sub-tools on the Prompt Window.

Rounded Polygon sub-tool palette

Also, on the Data Entry Window is a drop-down menu for Single Line or Smart Polygon rectangles. The Single Line option creates unassociated lines. The Smart Polygon creates a special entity that stores the resulting object as rectangle of width and height.

##### Center Point Round

This tool creates a round polygon from two points by specifying the center and upper right diagonal.

##### Diagonal Round

This tool creates a round polygon from two points by specifying the lower left and upper right diagonal.

##### Three Point Round

This tool creates a round polygon from three points specifying the center, width point, and height point.

##### Major Axis Round

This tool creates a round polygon from three points where the points are width start, width end, and height.

##### Slot Polygon

The slot polygon is defined by the length and width. The width controls the diameter of a 180-degree arc. There are four methods for drawing a slot polygon. To access each tool, click the Slot Polygon tool on the Polygon tool palette and drag through the sub-tools on the Prompt Window.

Slot Polygon sub-tool palette

Also, on the Data Entry Window is a drop-down menu for Single Line or Smart Polygon rectangles. The Single Line option creates unassociated lines. The Smart Polygon creates a special entity that stores the resulting object as rectangle of width and height.

##### Center Point Slot

This tool creates a slot polygon from two points by specifying the center and upper right diagonal.

##### Diagonal Slot

This tool creates a slot polygon from two points by specifying the lower left and upper right diagonal.

##### Three Point Slot

This tool creates a slot polygon from three points specifying the center, width point, and height point

##### Major Axis Slot

This tool creates a slot polygon from three points where the points are width start, width end, and height.

##### Inscribed Polygon

The Inscribed Polygon tool creates an N-Sided polygon given a center point and diameter. The resultant polygon lies inside a circle.

Using the Inscribed Polygon tool

- Click a point for the polygon center point.
- Click a point for the polygon width.
- Use the Data Entry Fields to adjust the center xyz, number of sides or diameter.

##### Circumscribed Polygon

The Circumscribed Polygon tool creates an N-Sided polygon given a center point and diameter. The resultant polygon lies outside a circle.

Using the Circumscribed Polygon tool

- Click a point for the polygon center point.
- Click a point for the polygon width.
- Use the Data Entry Fields to adjust the center xyz, number of sides or diameter.

**N--Sided Polygon**

The N-Sided Polygon tool creates a polygon from an arbitrary number of points. The end is automatically closed.

Using the Arbitrary Points Polygon tool

- Click three or more points defining the polygon shape.
- Terminate with the right button, ESC, double click or select new tool.

##### Arbitrary Polygon

From Curves Polygon

Creates a polygon from a collection of trimmed, closed curves. The resulting polygon uses the default fill color and pattern.

Using the Polygon from Curves tool

Select one or more curves forming a closed shape.

Closed Curves Resulting Polygon from Curves Polygon