# Thread: Circle width

1. ## Circle width

Anyone know of a way to add a thickness or width to a circle? Basically I want to be able to edit the circle the way I can a PLine and view the width of it on screen. Any ideas?
Thanks

2. ## Re: Circle width

Originally Posted by Shizzjr
Anyone know of a way to add a thickness or width to a circle? Basically I want to be able to edit the circle the way I can a PLine and view the width of it on screen. Any ideas?
Thanks
Look at DONUT in the help menu.

3. ## Re: Circle width

if the circle is an arc ( break the circle ) you can change the start angle to 0.0001 and the end angle to 0. Then you can use pedit to turn it in to a pline and use a width.

: ) Happy Computing !

kennet

4. ## Re: Circle width

There's a lisp routine floating around by Jason Piercey that converts circles to polylines. I found it posted somewhere around here or the autodesk discussion boards. May also have been on Cadalyst or something. I don't want to post it for copywright reasons but I'm sure he offered it up somewhere. From there you simply use pedit.

5. ## Re: Circle width

Might not be the best way, but another option is to just draw a pline over the existing circle and add a width to that. Then either erase the circle or leave it there with two objects on top each other.

6. ## Re: Circle width

Hi

Check out CIRCLE2PL.VLX from DotSoft Free Stuff

Have a good one, Mike

7. ## Re: Circle width

Originally Posted by Mike.Perry
Check out CIRCLE2PL.VLX from DotSoft Free Stuff
Funny, it does what I suggested but they break the circle in two pieces at 90 and 270 degrees before they convert to a pline.
I suggested a tiny tiny angle, and it works to.

: ) Happy Computing !

kennet

8. ## Re: Circle width

Originally Posted by kennet.sjoberg
Funny, it does what I suggested but they break the circle in two pieces at 90 and 270 degrees before they convert to a pline.
I suggested a tiny tiny angle, and it works to.

: ) Happy Computing !

kennet
If you break in one place you must, in theory, leave a gap - no matter how small. Breaking it in two means that together they can complete the 360%%d.
I say "in theory" because I know I have in the past managed to create a full 360%%d arc but I can't remember how.

9. ## Re: Circle width

With map you can use the drawing cleanup under the tools menu to convert circles to plines.

10. ## Re: Circle width

Originally Posted by david-k
With map you can use the drawing cleanup under the tools menu to convert circles to plines.
What happens when you explode one of those, one circle, two arcs or... ?

: ) Happy Computing !

kennet

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