Circle into Road into Street?

Hi Guys,

Please can someone let me know if this possible and if so how I can do this?

I have a map and want to use the street houses fucntion but have used circles so it doesnt accept it as a road. I have tried using the properties edit to make it a road and used the like function but it still wont angle with the road/circle.

Any ideas?



  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 24 images Cartographer ProFantasy

    Hi NaturesVoice :)

    How do you mean you used circles?

  • Hi Loopysue,

    Thanks for again coming to my aid.

    I used the Draw -> Circle -> Donut function.


  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 24 images Cartographer ProFantasy

    A donut is a multipoly made of 2 circles. It can't be selected as a path, so what you have to do is explode the donut to get the two circles from it and draw your streets on those. When you are done drawing the streets you can then re-multipoly the circles to form a donut again.

  • When I exploded the donut it coloured whole map the colour that was in the donut. However drawing a circle I have seen that it will go around that so I will have a play without the donut. Thanks. :)

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 24 images Cartographer ProFantasy

    Yes, the donut explosion does result in one large circle, but if you look closely both the circles are still there. If you do your street work you can then make it back into a donut by recombining it.

    But as you have probably already replaced the donuts by now with the circle you can give the one circle the same appearance as the donut by giving the single circle a line width similar to the width of the old donut.

  • That is exactly what I did with the circle tool. Thanks.

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