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Using Polar Guides

Use polar guides to draw at exact angles and fixed intervals, starting from 3 o'clock (or East) and at additional angle increments.

A path line displays if the SelectionBox crosses a geometric point and the pointer moves close to one of the polar guide angles.

To turn on and off polar guides:

  • Click Polar on the status bar.
  • - or -
  • Press the F10 key.
  • Press the Fn + F10 key.

To adjust polar guides settings:

  1. Right-click Polar on the status bar and click Settings.
  2. - or -
  3. Click Tools > Options (or type Options), click User Prefrences , then expand DraftingOptions > Display > Polar Guides.
  4. Click Application menu > Preferences (or type Options), click User Prefrences , then expand DraftingOptions > Display > Polar Guides.
  5. To enable polar guides, select Enable Polar guides (Polar). This option applies polar guide settings to EntitySnap pointers. The guides display along polar alignment angles from EntitySnap points (if ETrack is on).
  6. To display polar guides, select Display Polar guides. This option displays alignment paths.
  7. In Incremental angles for Polar guide display, select the angle increment to display and apply polar guides.
  8. Optionally, select or clear Display Polar guides at specific angle(s), and click:
    • Add to specify individual values of angle increments for the use of polar guides.
    • Delete to remove specified individual values from the list.
  9. Click OK.


Keyboard Shortcut: F10

Status Bar: Polar (right-click for Settings)

Keyboard Shortcut: Fn + F10

Status Bar: Polar

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