Polygons can be placed on existing faces or separate from existing geometry. To draw a polygon:
- Select the Polygon tool (). The cursor changes to a pencil with a polygon.
- Click to place the center point of the polygon.
- Move the cursor out from the center point to define the radius of your polygon. As you move the cursor, the radius value is displayed dynamically in the Measurements Toolbar and can be specified by typing in a length value followed by the Enter (Microsoft Windows) or Return (Mac OS X) key.
Note: Press the ESC key at any point during the operation to start over.
- Click a second time to finish the polygon. (Alternately, you can click once to set the center of the polygon, and drag outward without releasing the button to set the radius. Release the mouse button to complete the polygon.)
Radius and segment values can be specified using the Measurements Toolbar immediately after a polygon is drawn. See Creating Precise Polygons for more information on setting the radius and segment values with the Measurements Toolbar.