Difference between revisions of "Circle Command"

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Yields a circle with given center and radius.
Circle( <Point>, <Segment> )
Yields a circle with given center and radius equal to the length of the given segment.
Circle( <Point>, <Point> )
Yields a circle with given center through a given point.
Circle( <Point>, <Point>, <Point> )
Yields a circle through the three given points (if they do not lie on the same line).

Circle( <Line>, <Point> )
Creates a circle with line as axis and through the point.
Creates a circle with center, radius, and axis parallel to direction, which can be a line, vector or plane.
Example:
`Circle( <Point>, <Radius>, <Plane> )` yields a circle parallel to the plane and with perpendicular vector of the plane as axis.
Circle( <Point>, <Point>, <Direction> )
Creates a circle with center, through a point, and axis parallel to direction.
Note: If you use eg `x = 0` or `y = 0` for the Direction it will be interpreted as a plane, not a line

Tips

Use circles to fix the distance between two objects

Circles are a great way to make the distance between two objects constant: If there are two points A and B on two lines g (point A) and h (point B) where A can be moved and B should have the constant distance r to A you can define B as the intersection between the line h and the circle around A with the radius r. As a circle intersects a line at two points (in case it's not tangetial or passing by) you have to hide & ignore the second intersection.

An illustration of the described technique to fix the distance between two points A and B1
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