How To: Create a circle with a specific radius


Instructions provided describe how to create a circle with specific radius using the Advanced Editing tools.


  1. Add the Advanced Editing toolbar to ArcMap by clicking View > Toolbars > Advanced Editing.
  2. Add an editable polygon feature class or shapefile to the map.
  3. Click on the Editor menu and select Start Editing.
  4. Click on the Circle tool on the advanced editing toolbar.
    The Advanced Editing Circle tool

    [O-Image] Circle Tool
  5. Click somewhere on the map to specify where the center of the circle will be.
  6. Hit the 'R' key on the keyboard.
  7. Specify the radius of the circle in map units and hit the Enter key.

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