Click the Home | Insert | Polygon or Features | Insert | Polygon command to draw an irregularly shaped area. Polygons must have at least three vertices (points).


To draw a polygon:

  1. Click the Home | Insert | Polygon command to begin drawing a polygon.

  2. The cursor changes to a cross hair cursor to indicate drawing mode.

  3. Move the cursor over the location for the start of the polygon and click the left mouse button.

  4. Move the cursor to the next position along the line and click again.

  5. Continue this procedure until you click the final point. Then press the ENTER key.

The first and last points are automatically connected and the new polygon is drawn. To end draw polygon mode, click on another toolbar button or press the ESC key on your keyboard.


Drawing Tips


Polygon Properties

To edit a polygon, click once on the polygon to select it. In the Properties window, the properties are listed. The polygon properties contain the following pages:


Fill Page

The Fill page contains options that allow you to customize the polygon Fill properties.


Line Page

The Line page allows you to customize the polygon Line properties.


Info Page

The Info page displays the Coordinate System, Total number of vertices, Number of sub-polygons (rings), Perimeter, and Area.



See Also



Selecting objects

Line properties

Fill properties

Info properties


Features Tab Commands