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In some instances, a circular measurement with a specific radius is used to highlight certain information on a map and to emphasize other features that are present in the specified circular zone. For example, creating a circular measurement with a radius of 3km and a manufacturing plant as the input point to locate the features present within the radius.
Note: This workflow is only applicable to ArcGIS for Desktop versions 8.x, 9.x and 10.0. For later versions of ArcGIS for Desktop, refer to the following link: ArcGIS Help 10.3 - 10.6: Creating a circle feature
These instructions describe how to create a circle with specific radius using the Advanced Editing tools:
Note: In ArcGIS versions 9.x and earlier, the Toolbars command is on the View menu.
Note: If the Circle tool is unavailable on the Advanced Editing toolbar, it may be necessary to customize the toolbar to add this command.