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Using the DONUT command to create filled Circles
*Applies to: AutoCAD R12, 13, 14, 2000, 2000i, 2002, 2004 and 2005*

This a tip that I learned very early on when I started using AutoCAD, but is still very useful these days yet. The DONUT command can be used to create a solid filled Circle as well as the standard object that the DONUT command is normally used for.  The DONUT command normally is used to draw a circle with a thick outer edge and open in the middle, hence the command name DONUT. By changing the inside diameter to 0 (zero) you can make it create a solid filled circle. Below are the steps that are used at the command line to make this tip work.

Command Line:
Command: donut
Specify inside diameter of donut <0.5000>: 0
Specify outside diameter of donut <1.0000>:
Specify center of donut or :

Related AutoCAD System Variables: DONUTID or DONUTOD