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User Increment Angles for Polar (new in 2015)

by Michael Beall

From: AutoCAD Productivity Articles #138
Originally published: February 2015

Polar angle drop-downThe Polar tracking feature [F10] comes with several preset increments. But what if you want your own increment, like, 12? This is now available for the first time in AutoCAD 2015 where you can specify an increment value, and AutoCAD will snap to all instances of that increment!

How to Add Additional Polar Angles

  1. Click the drop-down arrow beside Polar Tracking, then click Tracking Settings.

  2. Check the box for Additional Angles, then click New and enter a new angle. Click OK to close the Drafting Settings dialog box.

  3. Click the dropdown arrow beside Polar Tracking, then click your new angle increments.

    New increments

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Fillet solid objects

Fillet SolidsThe Fillet command can be used to fillet solid objects as well as just the usual 2D stuff. Not only does the Fillet command fillet edges but it also correctly mitres the corners where two filleted edges meet.

Today's tip is by David Watson

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