# How do you create a tangent line in Autocad?

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## How do you construct a tangent line?

Point to Tangents on a Circle

1. Draw a line connecting the point to the center of the circle.
2. Construct the perpendicular bisector of that line.
3. Place the compass on the midpoint, adjust its length to reach the end point, and draw an arc across the circle.
4. Where the arc crosses the circle will be the tangent points.

## How do you construct a tangent without the center?

Steps of construction:

1. Take point O and draw a circle of radius 4 cm.
2. Take any point P out side the circle.
3. Through the external point P draw a straight line PBA meet the given circle at A and B.
4. With AP as diameter , draw a semicircle.
5. Draw BC ⊥ AP, which intersects the semicircle at C.

## How do you draw a tangent line in Autocad 2021?

Draw a line tangent to a curve

1. Choose Keypoint Curve Tools > Line Tangent & Perp > Line Tangent to Curve .
2. Click the start point of the tangent line.
3. Click the curve you want the line to be tangent to. The Line Tangent to Curve tool calculates the end point for the line to be tangent to that curve.

## What is tangent snap?

Use the Tangent Snap tool to snap to the tangent point of another entity. You can snap to the point on an arc, ellipse, spline, or circle that, when connected to the previous point, forms a line tangent to that entity. On the ribbon, choose Draw > Tangent Snap (in Entity Snaps). …

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## How do you snap a circle in Autocad?

With Center Snap, you can snap to the center of any Circle, Ellipse, Arc, or Elliptical Arc. Select the center snap from the object snap list. Create one of the curved objects mentioned above then select any Draw command like line tool and hover your cursor near the perimeter of the circular object.