# Equally space 3 circles in a rectangle

Is there a way to equally space 3 circles within a rectangle?

You need to clarify what you mean by â€śequally space 3 circlesâ€ť. Then itâ€™s a geometry question, really. If you know how to do it with compass and ruler, you can do it in SketchUp, but there is nothing built-in that understands the question.

Like this? With Curic Space plugin.

Seems like a lot of trouble and an unnecessary plugin: just right-click the edge of the rectangle, choose divide and give 4 as the number of segments. Then draw a circle at one of the division points and move/copy the circle to the other points (or use array copy if you prefer).

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Like this for â€śDivideâ€ť?

Yeah, but again it comes down to what the OP means by â€śequally spaceâ€ťâ€¦He might not mean along an edge and might mean the spacing of centers rather than the intervals between. We donâ€™t know yet - though I see he is replying.

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Or just create a rectangle, group it, draw a circle, move so it is tangent to one edge of the rectangle. Move (ctrl) to tangent to the other side and hit /4.

are the 3 circles the same size?
if so the recatangle is 1diameter X 3diametersâ€¦ if in a straight line!

As mentioned above you can divide and array to fit the 3 perfectly into the rectangle.
But if you just want 3 equally spaced relative to each other hereâ€™s a simple one.

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On a related side note while having a coffee brake from bilge plumbing. Rectangles can be a pain when it comes to rotate copies because some things donâ€™t fall at 90. Non symmetric things really need to mirror rather than rotate.
So you can rotate copy the other way to flip things into place.

Mmmmâ€¦- - -â€¦?

Ummm?

Hi guys, letâ€™s hope @Marty01 is enjoying a short vacation and nothing serious. Is that what you mean with Mmmmâ€¦â€”â€¦?
I know it can be frustrating if the OP waits to react after several good suggestions. But they arenâ€™t wasted.

SOS - I hope it is working!

Ah, ok, didnâ€™t realise your post related to that one bit. Itâ€™s bilge plumbing not bilge pumping fortunately. So I was crawling around my bilges actually fixing leaks in my hotwater system.

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