# Circle

The **Circle** command draws a circle from a center location and a radius.

## Insert a circle

Steps:

- Pick the center location.
- Pick a radius location or specify an option.

Circle

## Command-line options

**Deformable**

Draws a NURBS approximation of the curve will be created with the degree and number of points you specify.

**PointCount**: Specifies the number of control points.

**Vertical**

Draws a circle perpendicular to the construction plane.

** 2Points (or Diameter)**

Draws the circle from the two ends of its diameter.

Steps:

- Pick the start of the diameter.
- Pick the end of the diameter.

** 3Points**

Draws a circle through three points on the circumference.

Steps:

- Pick three points that define the circumference.

**Tangent**

Draws a circle tangent to curves.

**Point**Allows a point that does not have to be a tangent point on a curve.**FromFirstPoint**Forces the circle or arc to go through the first picked point on the curve instead of allowing the point to slide along the curve.

**AroundCurve**

Draws a circle perpendicular to a curve.

**FitPoints**

Draws a circle by fitting to selected point objects, curve and surface control points, and mesh vertices.

**Orientation**

Specifies an orientation not on the construction plane.

**Radius/Diameter**

The circle is restricted to the specified radius. If a tangent point exists on the second curve that meets the radius requirement, the tangent constraint will appear at that point as you drag the circle.

**Orientation**

Specifies an orientation not on the construction plane.

**Circumference**

Specifies the circle's circumference.

**Area**

Specifies the circle's area.