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Create equilateral polygons with any number of sides between 3 and 40.

To create a polygon:

  1. Click Polygon on the Sketch toolbar, or click Tools, Sketch Entities, Polygon.

    The pointer changes to .

  2. Set the properties in the Polygon PropertyManager as necessary.

  3. Click in the graphics area to place the center of the polygon, and drag out the polygon.

  1. To sketch another polygon, click New Polygon and repeat steps 2 through 5.

  2. Click OK .

    The Polygon tool is still active. You can create additional polygons, although the PropertyManager does not open.

To modify the polygon by dragging:

In an open sketch:

  • Resize the polygon by dragging it by one of its sides.

- or -

  • Move the polygon by dragging one of its vertices or its center point.

To edit a polygon:

  1. In an open sketch, select one of the sides of the polygon and click Tools, Sketch Tools, Edit Polygon.

 - or -

 Right-click a side of the polygon and select Edit polygon.

  1. Modify the polygon in the Polygon PropertyManager.

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