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methoni
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Drawing a sketch line tangental to circle

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02-11-2014 03:50 AM

Any one know whether its possible to draw a line from any given point and snap tangental to a circle.

Snap points do seem to be available but only seem to cover intersection,midpoint and centre.

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JDMather
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Re: Drawing a sketch line tangental to circle

02-11-2014 03:56 AM in reply to: methoni

If you click and hold, and drag from the circle the line will stay tangent to the circle.

 Tip 25 pg 11

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/SkillsUSA%20University.pdf

 

 

Alternatively - you can always add a tanget constraint after the fact.

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Re: Drawing a sketch line tangental to circle

02-11-2014 04:27 AM in reply to: methoni
It's not AutoCAD. Forget your snaps, draw it "wrong" and then "repair" it using constraints.
Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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