# Polygon Command in Autodesk Inventor

Most of you must be aware of the polygon command in Autodesk Inventor 2010.

Use the Polygon command on the Sketch tab to create polygon shapes. Polygons can have up to 120 sides.

- On the ribbon, click Sketch tab > Draw panel > Polygon.
- Select the inscribed or circumscribed icon in the Polygon dialog box.
- Specify the number of edges.
- Click the center of the polygon.
- Drag to determine the size of the polygon.
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To quit creating polygons, press Esc, click another command, or click Done in the Polygon dialog box

Name | Edges | Remarks |
---|---|---|

henagon (or monogon) | 1 | In the Euclidean plane, degenerates to a closed curve with a single vertex point on it. |

digon | 2 | In the Euclidean plane, degenerates to a closed curve with two vertex points on it. |

triangle (or trigon) | 3 | The simplest polygon which can exist in the Euclidean plane. |

quadrilateral (or quadrangle or tetragon) | 4 | The simplest polygon which can cross itself. |

pentagon | 5 | The simplest polygon which can exist as a regular star. A star pentagon is known as a pentagram or pentacle. |

hexagon | 6 | |

heptagon | 7 | avoid “septagon” = Latin [sept-] + Greek |

octagon | 8 | |

enneagon (or nonagon) | 9 | |

decagon | 10 | |

hendecagon | 11 | avoid “undecagon” = Latin [un-] + Greek |

dodecagon | 12 | avoid “duodecagon” = Latin [duo-] + Greek |

tridecagon (or triskaidecagon) | 13 | |

tetradecagon (or tetrakaidecagon) | 14 | |

pentadecagon (or quindecagon or pentakaidecagon) | 15 | |

hexadecagon (or hexakaidecagon) | 16 | |

heptadecagon (or heptakaidecagon) | 17 | |

octadecagon (or octakaidecagon) | 18 | |

enneadecagon (or enneakaidecagon or nonadecagon) | 19 | |

icosagon | 20 | |

No established English name | 100 | “hectogon” is the Greek name (see hectometre), “centagon” is a Latin-Greek hybrid; neither is widely attested. |

chiliagon | 1000 | Pronounced /?k?li???n/), this polygon has 1000 sides. The measure of each angle in a regular chiliagon is 179.64°.René Descartes used the chiliagon and myriagon (see below) as examples in his Sixth meditation to demonstrate a distinction which he made between pure intellection and imagination. He cannot imagine all thousand sides [of the chiliagon], as he can for a triangle. However, he clearly understands what a chiliagon is, just as he understands what a triangle is, and he is able to distinguish it from a myriagon. Thus, he claims, the intellect is not dependent on imagination.^{} |

myriagon | 10,000 | See remarks on the chiliagon. |

megagon | 1,000,000 | The internal angle of a regular megagon is 179.99964 degrees. |

To construct the name of a polygon with more than 20 and less than 100 edges, combine the prefixes as follows

Tens | and |
Ones | final suffix | ||
---|---|---|---|---|---|

-kai- | 1 | -hena- | -gon | ||

20 | icosi- | 2 | -di- | ||

30 | triaconta- | 3 | -tri- | ||

40 | tetraconta- | 4 | -tetra- | ||

50 | pentaconta- | 5 | -penta- | ||

60 | hexaconta- | 6 | -hexa- | ||

70 | heptaconta- | 7 | -hepta- | ||

80 | octaconta- | 8 | -octa- | ||

90 | enneaconta- | 9 | -ennea- |

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