Selection prerequisites: One of the following combinations of point(s) and distance(s):

•One point and one segment or distance value

•Multiple points and one segment or distance value

•One point and multiple segments and/or distance values

This Construct menu command constructs one or more circles centered at each selected point and with the radius determined by each selected segment or distance measurement.

This command duplicates the function of a noncollapsible compass, which allows you to set a length and then draw circles centered anywhere with that length as the radius.

Selected Objects: |
Resulting Construction: |

One point, one segment |
One circle |

Two points, one distance measurement |
Two circles centered at the points with radius determined by the measurement |

One point, two segments |
Two circles centered at the point with radii determined by the segments |

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