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8 hours ago, Kevin McAllister said:

draw a line tangent to a circle and at a specific angle?


One workaround is a guide object, eg a 3 point rectangle:

1st click @ center of arc>2nd click @ circumference (horizontal)>3rd click up or down.

Then Rotate the rectangle about the arc center.

Then start the line w/ Tangent snap active>2nd click on edge of guide rectangle.

Then adjust line length (OIP or drag).

Then delete the guide rectangle.

Then whine on forum (optional).


Tangent functions are definitely missing a few screws. I think the smart cursor numeric input fields get stupid whenever the tangent snap is in use making a tangent."Doesn't stick" is a great description.




Edited by Benson Shaw
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