How To: Split a circle into segments in Xara Xtreme

Split a circle into segments in Xara Xtreme

Learn how to split a circle into segments with Xara Xtreme. First select the shape editor tool. Drag the tool to the circle. The dialogue at the bottom communicates what steps to choose next. Holding the Ctrl key drag a straight line within the circle, click on the selector tool (yellow arrow on the left of the middle row) to enable the option of selecting. This saves 1 line on drawing layer 1 also and enables the marquee (flexible box) that you want to manipulate around the circle encasing the entirety of it. Click, your screen will read that you have 2 objects on layer 1. On the upper row select Arrange tab and within the drop down select Align object. The alignment box will appear, choose align centrally. You can click on the center of the box or use the drop down boxes on the bottom. Then, click apply. Drag the marquee, it should be aligned in the center portion of the circle. Now select a line from layer 1, hold the Ctrl and Shift key at once to stretch or shrink the line by dragging the pointer. Holding the Shift key drags out on both sides. Let the shift key up to drag one side individually. Clone the objects on the first layer, hit Ctrl and k keys. On the top of the screen type in the amount of angle rotation you want in the rotation box, which will be 90. Press enter, then Ctrl and k. Go to the Arrange tab and select group from the drop down. In the angle box again type in the amount, this time 60. Press enter. Ctrl and k again. Enter the angle rotation as before this time enter 30 into the box. There are 5 objects listed, choose the shift key and click on the circle at which the dialogue at the bottom says 4 objects. Go to Arrange tab and select Group. Go to Arrange and select convert lines to shapes. Click arrange and choose, select combine shapes, and subtract shapes. Now choose Arrange and Break Shapes. Now you can color the wedges different colors with click color, shade and then click section. You can use the contour tool to finish or call this done.

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