How Do I Draw a Hexagon in AutoCAD?

By Tim Ashwood

A detailed description explaining the two methods you can draw a hexagon using the polygon command in the AutoCAD software.

The simplest way to draw a hexagon in AutoCAD is to use the polygon tool, entering six as the number of sides. If you know the radius you'd like to use, then you can choose to size the polygon from the center. You can then choose if you want the hexagon inscribed within the radius, or circumscribed outside the radius. Alternatively, if you know the edge length you'd like to use, then you can select the Edge option, choose your base point and then enter the edge length of your choosing.

Hexagon Using Radius

Step 1

Type POL or POLYGON into the command line or click the polygon icon.

Step 2

Enter 6 as the number of sides.

Enter 6 when prompted for the number of sides.

Step 3

Click in the drawing area to select center point.

Click in the drawing area to determine your center point.

Step 4

Select inscribed or circumscribed.

Choose whether you'd like to use Inscribed in circle or Circumscribed about circle.

Step 5

Enter the radius of your choosing.

Click in the drawing area or enter a radius.

Hexagon Using Edge Length

Step 1

Type POL or POLYGON into the command line or click the polygon icon.

Step 2

Enter 6 when prompted for the number of sides.

Step 3

Select the edge option.

Press the down arrow on your keyboard and press Enter or type Edge.

Step 4

Choose your base point.

Click in the drawing area to specify the base point for the edge length.

Step 5

Enter the length to finish the hexagon.

Enter the length of your choosing or click in the drawing area again at the desired length.

Tip

Using the POLYGON tool creates a closed polyline. This means that once the hexagon is complete, if you click on it you will have grips that can be used to manipulate the dimensions of the hexagon. If you need a slightly irregular hexagon, use these grips to shape your hexagon.