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In previous versions of QGIS I used the Intersect It plugin for drawing circles around a point with a specified radius.

However, I cannot see a way to digitise a circle around a point in QGIS 3. I have tried using the new shape digitising tools, but these do not allow to centre the circle on a point (at least, not that I can see).

I have seen suggestions about buffering the points by a certain distance, but this seems quite a long-winded way of merely drawing a shape.

Any suggestions?

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    I would argue that running the buffer tool is easier than manually digitizing a circle around a point.
    – Aaron
    Mar 14, 2019 at 13:46

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You can use the Shape Digitizing Toolbar's "Add Circle by a Centre Point and Another Point" tool combined with the Advanced Digitizing tool's distance option.

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But to be honest I don't find buffering to be long winded at all and I usually go with that method.

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    I would enable snapping too
    – AWGIS
    Mar 14, 2019 at 13:46
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    I would strongly advise against that issues.qgis.org/issues/21144 ;-) Mar 14, 2019 at 13:51
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    @JochenSchwarze good catch. I'm glad to see there's an issue posted about this, it's been killing me. Been meaning to report it. EDIT: Although it works fine with tooltips turned off. Mar 14, 2019 at 13:52
  • Thanks for the answers folks, that's a lot clearer now :) Mar 14, 2019 at 14:08

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