### On this page, you can automatically create points that can be used to define circular or elliptical surfaces.

### Types of circles

You can choose from three basic types:

**Simple**

- A full circle can be defined with 6 points. These are the points of 2 Bézier curves.
- This method is not very precise, but it uses half the points and curves compared to the normal method.
- It is commonly used for relatively small sizes (buttons, etc.).

**Normal**

- A full circle can be defined with 12 points. These are the points of 4 Bézier curves.
- This method allows you to draw a precise circle or ellipse. (The distance of the Bézier control points is always 55% of the radius.)

**Segmented**

- The points will be on the line of the circle or ellipse.
- In this case, the circle is approximated with straight segments.
- You can specify the number of segments in a quarter circle.

### Circle size and position

**Size**

- Here you can specify the radii of the circle or ellipse. Naturally, there is only one for a circle.
- You can toggle which quarter section you want.
- This cannot be set for the simple type.

**Position**

- You can choose which coordinate plane the circle should be parallel to.
- If you want it tilted differently, you can rotate the completed circle as desired on the surface movements page.

### Creating circle points

- Select an existing point that will be the center of the circle.
- After setting the above parameters, press the "New Circle Points" button.

- The new circle points will be directly connected to the center point.
- When moving, you will only need to move the center point.
- Circle points can also be individually moved from their positions.

*Keywords: #circle points #ellipse #segment*

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