Tangent (Point, Circle)

Toolbar / Icon:
Menu: Draw > Line > Tangent (Point, Circle)
Shortcut: L, T, 1
Commands: linetangent | tangent | lt1


Create tangents from a coordinate to an existing arc, circle or ellipse entity with this tool.


  1. Choose the desired line type in the options toolbar.
  2. Use the mouse to specify the location of the start point of the line or enter a coordinate in the command line.
  3. Click the entity to which you want to create the tangent. Usually, two tangents are possible. When moving the mouse around, you can see a preview of the tangent that will be created.