SketchUp Circle Tool: Drawing a circle

Drawing a circle

Circles can be placed on existing faces or separate from existing geometry. To draw a circle:

  1. Select the Circle tool (Circle Tool). The cursor changes to a pencil with a circle.
  2. Click to place the center point of the circle.
  3. Move the cursor out from the center point to define the radius of your circle. 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. You can also specify the segmentation for the circle in the Measurements Toolbar.

    Note: Press the ESC key at any point during the operation to start over.

  4. Click to finish the circle.

    Tip: You can also click and hold the mouse button to set the center of the circle, and drag outward without releasing the button to set the radius. Release the mouse button to complete the circle.

Radius and segment values can be specified using the Measurements Toolbar immediately after a circle is drawn. See Specifying Precise Circle Values for more information on setting the radius and segment values with the Measurements Toolbar.