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Hi, beginner question, can I fit a circle between three circles? I'm having a blackout here

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I'm sure there is a better and indeed more accurate way.

 

But I create a line (center mode) at a tangent from the edge of the each circle. Then I use the circle tool in the 4th mode (Circle from 3 lines mode) and select the three lines and choose the appropriate side to place the circle object.

 

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there's a free 2d cad package called libreCAD this does tangents circles to circles very easily, can then be imported to Vectorworks. Vectorworks has never been that good a drawing tangents

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@beanus Thanks, that helps, although I really think it's sad, that Vectorworks is not capable of doing that.

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On 5/25/2020 at 9:12 AM, Peter Z said:

Hi, beginner question, can I fit a circle between three circles? I'm having a blackout here

 

There is a Marionette network created by @DomC which does exactly what you're asking, available at THIS LINK.

 

Download and open the file named 'Geometry Nodes and PCC CCC.vwx; Look for the network at the far right side with the 'Apollonious PCC CCC v1' node. Click on that 'Apollonious' node, and then on the OIP under the 'Solution' pull-down select "-  -  -". Then click Run.

You'll have to modify the circles in the group to whatever size and configuration you want.

 

HTH.

 

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