Add Tangent

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Toolbar:

Constraints toolbar

Menu:

Add menu > Geometry sub-menu> > Constraints sub-menu > Add Tangent

What to do:

1.Click Constraints toolbar > Add Tangent
2.Click two elements:
Two different Circles ; or two different Arcs ; or one Circle and one Arc.

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A Line and a Circle ; or a Line and an Arc

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A Circle or Arc and the Part's X–axis or Y–axis

Notes:

element '1' must remain red when you click the element '2'. If it is not, click element 1 again.

CAD-Line or Line.

Result:

The two Circles or two Arcs become Tangential

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The Line and Circle or Arc become Tangential

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The Circle or Arc becomes Tangential with the X–axis or the Y–axis

Notes:

MechDesigner treats Arcs and Circles in the same way.
If possible, drag a point of one of the sketch-elements to be near to tangential before you use this command.
It is not possible to add an 'Internal' tangent constraint.

Tangent

Before

After

Select:

Selection-Window

Geometry-Tree

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Line and Circle

TangentCtoLn

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Circle with Circle

TangentCtoCn

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Arc with a Line

Line 'coincident' with a Point on the Arc radius

TangentCtoLn

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Arc with an Arc

Arc Points 'coincident'

TangentCtoCn

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Arc with a Line

Arc and Line not adjacent but as Part of sketch-loop

TangentCtoLn


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Internal Tangents are not possible

 

 

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