# Inscribed Polygon

Sketch an inscribed polygon (polygon on the outside of the drawn circle).

In the Sketch toolbar:

Sketch an inscribed polygon (polygon on the outside of the drawn circle).

The Inscribed polygon sketch tool creates a polygon on the outer edge of the circle. To sketch a polygon, select the Inscribed polygon tool from the sketch toolbar. Click to set the center location of the polygon. Drag your mouse outward to set the diameter. While using the tool, enter the number of sides for your polygon using the number keys on your keyboard.

Alternatively, move your mouse outward or inward to create the number of sides that you want. Click again to set the sides of the polygon shape.

## Steps

- Click .
- Click to start.
- Drag to set the circumference.

Notice that the circle drawn for the polygon uses the construction flag.

At this point you have two options:

- Use the keyboard to enter the number of sides. Then click to lock the circumference and a value field appears for the number of sides: you can use the keyboard again or drag to set the number of sides. Click again or press Enter.
- Click to lock the circumference and a value field appears for the sides: you can use the keyboard again or drag to set the number of sides. Click again or press Enter.
Drag towards the polygon to reduce the number of sides, click to set. Minimum sides = 3.

Drag away from the polygon to increase the number of sides, click to set. Maximum sides = 50.

Optionally, immediately after clicking to create the sides, input a numerical value (or type "=#" to input a variable) for the diameter and press enter. This dimensions the circle without having to use the dimension tool.

To input a variable in any dimension field after the geometry is already sketched, the equal sign (=) is not required. Type "#" to input a variable.

Sketch an inscribed polygon (polygon on the outside of the drawn circle).

## Steps

- Tap to set the start point (center point) of the polygon.
- To set the second point (radius) of the polygon, tap
again or touch and drag then release.
The number of sides appears in the middle of the polygon.

- Touch and drag counterclockwise around the center point to decrease the number of sides the polygon has. Minimum sides = 3.
- Touch and drag clockwise around the center point to increase the number of sides the polygon has. Maximum sides = 50.
When you release, the number of sides is set.

After you sketch a polygon, the next polygon you sketch defaults to the number of sides of the previously sketched polygon.

Sketch an inscribed polygon (polygon on the outside of the drawn circle).

## Steps

- Tap to set the start point (center point) of the polygon.
- To set the second point (radius) of the polygon, tap
again or touch and drag then release.
The number of sides appears in the middle of the polygon.

- Touch and drag counterclockwise around the center point to decrease the number of sides the polygon has. Minimum sides = 3.
- Touch and drag clockwise around the center point to increase the number of sides the polygon has. Maximum sides = 50.
When you release, the number of sides is set.

After you sketch a polygon, the next polygon you sketch defaults to the number of sides of the previously sketched polygon.