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Defining Tangent Geometric Constraints

Use the GcTangent command to make one entity tangent to another.

To define tangent Geometric Constraints:

  1. Click Constraints > Geometric Constraints > Tangent (or type GcTangent).
  2. Specify the first entity (Line, linear PolyLine segment, Circle, Arc, Ellipse, elliptical Arc, or PolyLine arc).
  3. This entity maintains its position.
  4. Specify the second entity (Circle, Arc, Ellipse, elliptical Arc, or PolyLine arc; or a Line or linear PolyLine segment, if the first entity was not a Line or linear PolyLine segment).
  5. The second entity is aligned tangentially to the first entity. Entities can be tangent even if they do not touch.

Access

Command: GcTangent

Menu: Constraints > Geometric Constraints > Tangent



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