How to break circle into 2 halves with LibreCAD 2.1.3?

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How to break circle into 2 halves with LibreCAD 2.1.3?

rkim777
Hi. I have an entity, a circle, that I'd like to separate into 2 half circle entities Could someone please tell me if this can be done?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: How to break circle into 2 halves with LibreCAD 2.1.3?

LordOfBikes
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The tool Modify -> Divide is what you need for this.

With snap on endpoints activated, the divide tool snaps at 0°, 90°, 180° and 270°.
And with snap middle activated, you can snap in the middle of each 90° segment.
Snap middle has also an option in tool option bar, where you can set the number of middle points.
With 1 middle point snap is at 45°, with 2 points it snaps on 30° and 60° etc.
Or draw an angle line with the needed angle and use snap on intersection.
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Re: How to break circle into 2 halves with LibreCAD 2.1.3?

rkim777
Thank you again, Armin. I'm used to seeing this as a command called "Break". I greatly appreciate your patience and help.

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Bob


On Sat, Jun 27, 2020 at 4:36 PM LordOfBikes [via LibreCAD] <[hidden email]> wrote:
The tool Modify -> Divide is what you need for this.

With snap on endpoints activated, the divide tool snaps at 0°, 90°, 180° and 270°.
And with snap middle activated, you can snap in the middle of each 90° segment.
Snap middle has also an option in tool option bar, where you can set the number of middle points.
With 1 middle point snap is at 45°, with 2 points it snaps on 30° and 60° etc.
Or draw an angle line with the needed angle and use snap on intersection.


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Re: How to break circle into 2 halves with LibreCAD 2.1.3?

Argo123
For the hopelessly confused, can you give a simple step by step explanation on how to divide the circles in this drawing to form a slot?  I got it to work once on one side, but not the other.  Can't understand how to get this to work consistently.  mill_stop_base.dxf
One time I got a 90 degree trim.  
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Re: How to break circle into 2 halves with LibreCAD 2.1.3?

LordOfBikes
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Trimming circles does not always work as expected.
In your case it is easier to divide the circles. Each one at the line ends, then you have 4 semi circles and you can simply delete the inner two.
You can try it with your drawing or use mine mill_stop_base.dxf

Armin