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Draw a Donut in AutoCAD

By Ellen Finkelstein, October 1, 2013
Originally published on EllenFinkelstein.com. Republished here by permission.

A donut looks like a wide circle with a hole in it but is actually made up of 2 semi-circle polylines. You can use donuts for electronic schematics, as trees or bushes, or as symbols.

Here are the steps to create a donut:

  1. Choose Home tab and expand the Draw panel to find the DONUT command, or type donut.
  2. At the Specify inside diameter of donut <2.0000>: prompt, type the diameter of the hole. To create a filled circle, type 0. The command remembers your previous diameter and uses it as the default.
  3. At the Specify outside diameter of donut <4.0000>: prompt, type the diameter of the entire donut.
  4. At the Specify center of donut or <exit>: prompt, place the donut by specifying where you want its center to go.
  5. The command repeats automatically, so the next prompt is Specify center of donut or <exit>: Continue to specify center points or press Enter to end the command.

Fun fact: You can type doughnut to start this command.

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Ellen Finkelstein Ellen Finkelstein is a recognized expert, speaker, trainer, and best-selling author on AutoCAD, PowerPoint and presentation skills. Her articles have appeared in numerous magazines, newsletters, and blogs. She is the author of the AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013 Bible. Moreā€¦

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