CIRCLE command

Creates circle entities.

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Alias: C


Creates a circle from a combination of options including the center, radius, two points, three points or tangent to entities. You can also convert an arc to a circle.


There are 7 different methods to create circle entities:



2 Point

3 Point


Turn Arc into circle

Multiple circles

Options within the CIRCLE command

Select center of circle
Specify a point (1)
Set Radius
Specify a point (2)
Set Diameter
Specify a point (3)
Specify 2 diametrically opposite points (1 and 2) to define the circle.
Specify 3 points to define the circle. Tangent entity snap allows defining a circle by picking 3 tangent points to other entities. The TanTanTan method is also available by AI_CIRCTAN command.
Define the circle by two tangent points (to other entities – 1 and 2) and its radius. When you specify a radius that is not possible with the selected tangents, you are prompted to specify the second tangent and the radius again.
Turn Arc into circle
Converts an arc entity into a circle by extending it to 360 degrees.
Multiple circles
Create multiple circles with the same size using one of the listed methods above. Press Enter to end the command.