Creating Arc Tangent to Two Shapes

Select two shapes located on the drawing to create an arc tangent to these shapes.
Selectable shapes are lines, polylines, infinite lines, rays, circles, arcs, ellipses, elliptical arcs and B-Splines.

  1. Point [Arc] on [Shape] menu, and click [2-Tangent Arc].
    Then you will be able to create a 2-tangent arc.
  2. Supplemental
    You can enter into the 2-tangent arc creating status by clicking on [Shape] toolbar.
  3. Click the first shape.
  4. Click the second shape.
  5. Specify the through point or the radius of a 2-tangent arc.
    When specifying the through point
    Switch the parameter on Command Window to [Through Point] box, and click the through point of a 2-tangent arc on the drawing.
    When specifying a radius length
    Input the length of the radius of the 2-tangent arc in [Radius] box on Command Window.
    Moving the cursor on the drawing displays a rubber band (temporally displayed shape) of a 2-tangent arc that can be created according to the cursor position.
  6. Click the position (select point) where a rubber band for 2-tangent arc to be created is displayed.
    A 2-tangent arc will be created at the position where the rubber band is displayed.
  7. Supplemental
    You can specify the through point and select point by inputting X and Y coordinates in [Through Point] and [Select Point] boxes on Command Window.

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