How to Draw Circle Tangent to Two Lines/Circles (or even Three!)

Drawing a Circle between two lines (or circles) has been a constant issue that many young professionals have to face. It seems like an extremely simple task that needs to have a simple solution. And indeed it has! The tool, however, is a bit hidden.

Draw Circle Tangent to Two Lines (Circles)

To complete the task, follow the steps below:

  1. First, go to the Home tab, under the Draw panel find Circle drop-down menu, and select Tan, Tan, Radius
  2. AutoCAD will prompt to select the first entity it can be either Line or other circle or even an arc.
  3. Then, select the second object.
  4. Now type in the desired Radius of the circle and hit Enter.

That was it! we are now ready!

Note: If you prefer to use commands rather than clicking on the screen you can start the Circle command and then type in TTR to trigger the Tan, Tan, Radius

Draw a Circle tangent to three Lines (Circles)

Sometimes you may need to draw a circle between Three Lines. The method is pretty similar to drawing a circle between two lines, but now instead of radius, we select the third object. See below:

  1. First, go to the Home tab, under the Draw panel find Circle drop-down menu, and select  Tan, Tan, Tan
  2. AutoCAD will prompt you to select the first object.
  3. Then select the second object.
  4. Finally, select the third object and hit Enter

That is how to draw a circle tangent to three Objects in AutoCAD!

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