# Inkscape: Create a Polar Grid

When creating anything that has a circular design, I find using a polar grid helpful. A polar grid is a system of nested circles divided into sections similar to pie slices. You can use it to precisely place each element in your design.

### Create a Polar Grid

1) Click Extensions > Render > Grids > Polar Grid. The Polar Grid dialog box opens.

2) Complete the fields in the Polar Grid dialog box.

Letter |
Field |
Function |

A | Centre Dot Diameter(px) | Size of the center dot |

B | Circumferential Label | Type of label |

C | Circumferential Label Size [px] | Size of label text |

D | Circumferential Label Outset | Distance of label from circumference |

E | Major Circular Divisions | Number of nested circles |

F | Major Circular Division Spacing | Space between each circle |

G | Subdivisions per Major Circular Division | Number of circles between each major circle |

H (not shown) | Logarithmic Subdiv. | Use logarithm to subdivide |

I | Major Circular Division Thickness[px] | Line thickness of the major circles |

J | Minor Circular Division Thickness[px] | Line thickness of the minor circles |

K | Angle Division | Number of angles (pie slices) to create |

L | Angle Division at Centre | Number of angles in the center circle |

M | Subdivisions per Major Angular Division | Number of angles between major angles |

N (not shown) | Minor Angle Division End 'n' Divs Before Centre | Number of inner circles with no minor angles |

O | Major Angular Division Thickness | Line thickness of major angles |

P | Minor Angular Division Thickness | Line thickness of minor angles |

Live Preview | Display the results before they are applied | |

Close | Close without creating polar grid | |

Apply | Create polar grid |

Thank you! Wow. I was using plar grids in Illustrator and that’s so different. I like the variety of options here, all laid out clearly to play with.