Circle tools

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Circle tools

Postby J-J » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:35 am

I was playing a bit with some of the newer tools and I stumbled on a puzzling behavior with the circle tools:

1 - draw two circles
2 - select either "2 Tangents and Radius" or "Point, 2 Tangents" to draw a third circle

Now I want to remove the outside section of the third circle, so I pick the "Break out Segment" tool and click the corresponding section I wish to delete, but the whole circle disappears as if it were not intersecting the first two circles.

If instead I pick the "Divide" tool, and click the two intersections (under auto-snap) then I achieve the goal. So, the intersections do exist, but do not seem to be recognized as such by the "Break out Segment" tool...
I am including the test file in case (Win7 - 64)
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Re: Circle tools

Postby J-J » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:03 am

to remove the outside section of the third circle


However, "Auto trim" seems to do this action correctly...

If the 3rd circle has a true intersection (not tangential), then the "Beak out segment" tool works as usual.
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Re: Circle tools

Postby J-J » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:31 pm

Hi Clive,

In order for the "break segment" to operate, one must materialize the tangent point with an intersecting line. No big deal anyway, it was more out of curiosity why this was working! :roll:
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