AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible

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Create a circle tangent to a line

Sometimes you want a circle to hug a line perfectly. You could try to eyeball it, but there’s a better way–the tangent options of the CIRCLE command. There are two, TTR and TTT. The TTT option is something of a secret, because it doesn’t appear as an option on the Command line. I have no […]

Dimensioning basics, Part II: Create accurate dimensions for circles and arcs

Arc and circle dimensions are not as common as linear dimensions (See Part I), but they are still often used. Here are the basics for getting accurate results.

Dimension a radius

To dimension the radius of a circle or an arc, follow these steps:

Go to Home tab> Annotation panel> Dimension drop-down menu> Radius. An […]