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There's a way to fill with faces only the area between the larger circle and the the smaller one? I mean.. It's a wheel and I'm trying to fill the rubber part of it.

Using the fill function F it fills everything inside the bigger circle.

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    $\begingroup$ I don't think is possible to create an unique n-gon capable of filling those boundaries. You should at least make two regions. Would this in your case be suitable or you are looking for a one-face solution? $\endgroup$
    – Carlo
    Feb 5, 2016 at 2:57
  • $\begingroup$ oh.. you are right, It works well this way! $\endgroup$ Feb 5, 2016 at 3:02
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    $\begingroup$ I was searching for a one-face solution but it is not necessary :) $\endgroup$ Feb 5, 2016 at 3:03
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    $\begingroup$ Here's a link to the Blender for dummies 3rd edition book's page about n-gon limitations where it is said that such feature "is not currently supported" referring to the 2015 versions of Blender. $\endgroup$
    – Carlo
    Feb 5, 2016 at 3:30

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If both circles have the same number of vertices you can use the Bridge Edge Loops (from the menu Mesh > Edge > Bridge Edge Loops, or press F3 to bring up the search menu, and start typing bridge edge loops)

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It will not fill as an NGon, that is generally not desirable anyway, instead creating an even quad-based topology.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank u Duarte!! It is a cool solution to the problem!! :) $\endgroup$ Feb 5, 2016 at 6:00
  • $\begingroup$ Most welcome, hope it helped. $\endgroup$ Feb 6, 2016 at 23:15
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Also, another way to do this, would be to add in a circle, hit F to fill it. Then hit I to inset the circle to a desired size, then simply delete the inner circle.

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    $\begingroup$ Very valid solution!! Thank You for sharing it!! :) $\endgroup$ Sep 10, 2020 at 9:52

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