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D John Maycock21/07/2014 12:59:51
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Hi Everybody, I would be grateful if anybody could provide me with the method by which a Circle can be divided into equal divisions, 125 in this case using TurboCad 15, thanking you in anticipation. Regards John Maycock

Roger Vane21/07/2014 13:45:57
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Hi John

Firstly draw the circle that you wish to divide (including the centre point) and then identify a position on the circle itself with, say, a cross.

Click on that cross and then activate 'radial copy'.

Follow the instructions at the bottom LH corner of the screen - firstly, identify the centre of the circle and then the system will ask you to "define the angle step" - enter the number of divisions, 125 in your case, in the box "steps". Hit 'enter' and the job's done.

Hope this helps you.

Regards, Roger

Gary Wooding21/07/2014 14:17:13
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Another method.

First draw your circle, then choose the Polygon tool, tab to enter the number of sides (125) then choose the centre of the polygon as the centre of the circle and and a point on the circumference as the radius. Then draw lines from the centre of the circle to the points of the polygon.


Roger Vane22/07/2014 16:24:57
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Hi Gary

Unless I've misunderstood your method, it sounds as if you are going to draw 125 individual lines. Think that you would find it far, far quicker to draw just one line and then use 'radial copy' to 'draw' all 125 - using 125 as the number of sets which will include your initial line.

Both methods will work, but radial copy is far less laborious for larger numbers.

Regards, Roger

Gary Wooding23/07/2014 08:05:51
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Hi Roger,

You are quite right. The suggestion was made only to illustrate that there is more than one way of drawing things in Tcad. I agree that the polygon method is tedious for large numbers, but its a different story for small numbers.

Bazyle23/07/2014 21:39:18
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Just for the benefit of those using Draftsight it doesn't seem to have a radial copy but has Modify>Pattern then select the circle pattern.

I seem to remember making clock faces and machine dials easily with a freebe TCad running on a 286 back in 1999 that was way better / faster than current freebies running on gigawhatsits PCs. Such is progress.

D John Maycock30/07/2014 10:33:14
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Hi All

Thank you all for the information supplied, job done.

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