## Dividing a circle in segments

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### Dividing a circle in segments

Hi Everybody,

Just a very general question .... Is there a quick way of dividing a circle into segments ?
I can do this by dividing 360 by the number of segments required.... then rather laboriously drawing them out .... but do feel there must be a better method.
Your help would be appreciated.
Soapyjoe
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### Re: Dividing a circle in segments

I do this by drawing my circle to size then draw a .062 inch circle and use the copy along vector.
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### Re: Dividing a circle in segments

Draw one vector from the center, and do a circular copy.
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### Re: Dividing a circle in segments

Use the polygon tool. Set the number of sides to how many segments you want. Start it out at the center of your circle, then size it so it touches the circle. Where is touches the circle you can mark or trim or whatever.

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### Re: Dividing a circle in segments

I do it the same way as ger21, draw one vector from the middle of the circle to the edge of the circle & then use the circular array tool to divide it into the required number of segments

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### Re: Dividing a circle in segments

Thanks to everybody who greatly assisted me with this little problem.
I have been using this programme for several years now and never before had a need for "circular copy"..... worked wonderfully.
I needed to divide a circle into 37 segments
The forum is a great asset
Thanks once again
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### Re: Dividing a circle in segments

I've been using line and circular copy like others but I'm wondering if a star with the same diameter would work too.
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### Re: Dividing a circle in segments

wb9tpg wrote:I've been using line and circular copy like others but I'm wondering if a star with the same diameter would work too.

Something like this?
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### Re: Dividing a circle in segments

Likely more like this:
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### Re: Dividing a circle in segments

4DThinker wrote:Likely more like this:

Exactly what I was thinking but wasn't sure it'd work. Quick and easy
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### Re: Dividing a circle in segments

Cirular Array.crv3d
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Hi,

I am using the circular copy of the line,

What I am actually making is a roulette wheel
Soapyjoe
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### Re: Dividing a circle in segments

The finished Wheel will look similar to this
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### Re: Dividing a circle in segments

Soapyjoe wrote:The finished Wheel will look similar to this

If I'm not mistaken this one requires 38 segments, not 37.

BTW, using the star feature is a nice trick.
Best regards

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### Re: Dividing a circle in segments

Hi,You are quite correct for an American Roulette wheel.... they give the punters a lower chance of winning by having two Zeros
However, I am modelling a European type wheel with only one zero.
Cheers
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