New feature of AutoCAD 2016 – using the Geometric Centre Object Snap to find the geometric centre of a shape

One of the new features of AutoCAD 2016 is the addition of a new Geometric Centre object snap. Using the Geometric Centre object snap you can snap to the geometric centre of polygons and closed polylines.

I’m going to show you how to do this with a polygon.  First of all create a polygon using the following steps:

  1. Select Polygon from the draw ribbon
  2. Enter 5 for the number of sides
  3. Click the screen to position the polygon
  4. Enter to I for inscribed
  5. Enter 300 for radius

Your polygon will then be shown on screen.

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Next you start the circle command;

Hold down the Shift button and right click on your mouse

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Select Geometric Centre on the list of options

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Then, when you hover over the shape the centre will be clearly shown.  Select the centre.

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Your circle will be drawn from the geometric centre of the polygon.

I hope you enjoy this new feature of AutoCAD 2016. AutoCAD 2016 can now be bought with the new Autodesk Desktop Subscription service.  Please contact sales@cadassist.co.uk or call 0845 872 5555 for prices and information.

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