SketchUp Circle Tool: Circle entities
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Circle entities are a combination of multiple line segments that are connected together to form a circle. These entities act as a single line in that they can define the edge of a face and also divide a face. Additionally, selecting one segment of the arc selects the entire Circle entity. However, all inference techniques will operate on the Circle as though it were comprised of segments. For example, every point on the circle is inferred as an endpoint of the segment. Draw circles with the Circle tool.
Circle entities are comprised of a radius and number of segments. The following image shows a Circle entity with 24 segments.