ℹ️ This tool is available to all users.
You can create various polygons in your project with the Polygon tool in the Sketch menu. There are four default polygons you can create:
Once you select the Polygon tool, you can select the polygon type you want, select the grid to place its center point, and drag out the shape. If you're using a mouse or trackpad, you can finish and exit the tool by pressing the Return key; also, you can remove the shape and exit the tool by secondary-clicking (right-clicking) with your mouse or pressing one of the following:
- Delete (Backspace)
- Command + .
You can always change the number of sides, the length of each side, and the radius by selecting the dimension labels and defining the values. If you have a keyboard connected to your iPad, you can type in the exact value and press the Enter key to finalize the values.
The sides of the polygon are connected, so you can scale the polygon and therefore change its radius and side lengths by selecting one side and pulling it. The entire polygon will adjust.
However, if you want to handle each side separately, you can detach the sides from each other with the Disconnect constraint. Select the sides you want to disconnect, and then Disconnect. Notice that the shared points are no longer filled.
Watch this video to see how polygons are managed: