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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.

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.

It's not AutoCAD. Forget your snaps, draw it "wrong" and then "repair" it using constraints.
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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.
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