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How to construct a circle from three tangents?

A - answer If you want to draw a circle defined by 3 tangential lines, you can use an undocumented AutoCAD command AI_CIRCTAN.

To create a construction of the type "two tangents and a radius" you can use the TTR option in the standard command CIRCLE.

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12.11.2008    9013x  
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See also:
Tip 10167:Keyboard shortcuts in Autodesk Fusion 360.
Tip 10054:Boolean operations on 2D polylines.
Tip 6683:Highlighting object extents by bounding-boxes.
Tip 4455:Osnap not working in an non-uniformly scaled block.
Tip 4015:How to construct a tangent to two circles/arcs?

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