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vibhs May 28, 2012 04:37

parallel edge
 
hi folks,
I have a circle and its vertex on its circumference. Can somebody help me in drawing a line on the same plane in which the circle is, and is parallel to the circle's tangent line at that vertex (if drawn, as right now i dont have that tangent line too).

everdimension June 7, 2012 17:44

You might draw a radius line from the center of the circle and going through the vertex and out of the circle. Then you can draw a perpendicular line to this radius-line within the desired distance from the circle - it would be parallel to the tangent line going through the vertex. To make a line perpendicular to another go to 'constraints' and choose perpendicular tool.

vibhs June 7, 2012 23:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by everdimension (Post 365343)
You might draw a radius line from the center of the circle and going through the vertex and out of the circle. Then you can draw a perpendicular line to this radius-line within the desired distance from the circle - it would be parallel to the tangent line going through the vertex. To make a line perpendicular to another go to 'constraints' and choose perpendicular tool.


Hi everdimension...thanks for your reply.....But I cud'nt find 'constraints' in Gambit software.....could you please help me out in that regard...

everdimension June 8, 2012 04:03

I'm sorry, I assumed you were working in Ansys Design Modeler. I do not know gambit...


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