Tangent to Three Entities
KeyCreator \ Create \ Circle \ Tangent-to-Three-Entities

Location: Create>Circle>Three Tangents

Use this feature to create a circle tangent to three selected entities. When creating circles of this type, keep the following in mind:

  • In 2D construction mode, the circle is created in the construction plane, at the depth that was active when you selected the third tangent entity.

  • In 3D construction mode, the circle is created in the plane of the selected entities.

Using the Function:

  1. Select Three Tangents from the Create>Circle submenu.

  2. Select the first tangent entity, near the point of tangency.

  3. Select the second tangent entity, near the point of tangency. Make sure the entities you select are coplanar.

  4. Select the third tangent entity, near the point of tangency.


In the example above, the darkened circle is tangent to the two diagonal lines and smaller (inner) circle