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    By John Flanagan


    AutoCAD 2020 – The Polygon Command


    You use the Polygon Command to create an equilateral closed polyline. The Polygon command is a hidden command. You can find the Polygon command by typing it in the information centre and pressing enter. When the Help page appears, just click the find icon and a brown arrow will point to the Polygon command in the drop down menu beside the rectangle tool.

    Fig 1: Polygon Command Location


    When you select the Polygon command, the command line prompts will ask you to specify the number of sides of the polygon, the centre of the polygon and whether it is inscribed or circumscribed about a circle.

    Fig 2: Command Line Prompts


    Fig 3: Polygons Inscribed (left) and Circumscribed (right).


    Inscribed in circle

    Specifies the radius of a circle on which all vertices of the polygon lie.

    Circumscribed about circle

    Specifies the distance from the centre of the polygon to the midpoints of the edges of the polygon.


    Defines a polygon by specifying the endpoints of the first edge.


    Fig 4: Edge Prompts.