To create an 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 away from the center point to define the radius of your polygon.
- Click again to finish the polygon. Alternatively, 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.
Note: The Polygon tool defaults to five-sided polygon. Refer to Specifying the Number of Polygon Sides topic for information on how to change the number of polygon sides.
Note: Press the ESC key at any point during the operation to start over.
Tip: Press the up or down arrow while creating your polygon to increase or decrease the number of sides.
Double-click after creating a polygon to create an exact duplicate of that polygon.Locking a Polygon Horizontally or Vertically
Press and hold the Shift key while drawing a polygon to lock a side of the polygon to the red or green axis.