Circle Tangent to Line

Menu: Draw / Circles / Circle Tangent to Line

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Draws a circle of a specified radius which is tangent to a line. The line must lie in the same plane unless you are currently in 2D Mode.

Point 1: First line tangent to circle

Point 2: Used to set a second point on the circle.


There are three choices for how you want to save the circle:

Circle: Stored as an actual circle in the drawing.

Plane: Stored as a circular plane with 120 sides,plane circles can be shaded.

Line: Stored as a line entity. This makes it possible to scale the circle or treat it as a line entity with other commands.

Enter the Radius of the circle in the window. Set a point on the line which is to be tangent to the circle. Select a second point to set the radius of the circle. A circle with the is drawn tangent to the line.


N Segments: When saved as a plane or line, this is the number of segments, into which the object will be divided.