Tan to circle is not tan

Hi,
V5.
I select line tool line tangent from curve.
click circle near top, click top of line at ‘A’ and the resulting line is NOT tan to that circle.

try a few times.

they are planar.

How does one draw a line tan from circle to A ?

TAN FROM CIRCLE TO TOP LINE IS NOT TAN.3dm (28.4 KB)

basic stuff not working.

Cheers

Steve

Hi Steve,
I Checked your file, it’s seems your quadrant object snap is off, if you use it and set line to quad of the circle it will be fixed.
TAN FROM CIRCLE TO TOP LINE IS NOT TAN Fixed.3dm (70.2 KB)

Hello- do it the other way round.

-Pascal

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my recommendation:

use one shot snaps.
klick the [tan] icon together with shift button.
this will result in a single type of object snap for the next pick.

you can also use
_Tan
from the object snap toolbar
Screenshot 2023-12-09 at 20.00.59

kind regards -tom

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As Pascal said, draw from A to the circle. Works for me.