SOLIDWORKS Tips & Tricks: Sketching a LINE attached (but NOT Tangent) to a Circle/Arc

Tired of trying to sketch a line attached to a circle, but it always makes a TANGENT line ?
EASY… After you click to start your line and move away (it will try to do a tangent line), go back and “touch” (float over) the circle. Now when you move away, NO TANGENCY !!
SUPER EASY !!

Now there is ~really~ another way too… But it involves speed and luck…
IF you can click your start point for your line on the circle BEFORE the quadrant points light up, it won’t make a tangent line either. If you can get this one, you can probably hit a fastball too, because you have less than 1 second…
Have fun !

One comment on “SOLIDWORKS Tips & Tricks: Sketching a LINE attached (but NOT Tangent) to a Circle/Arc

  1. Nice one, Randy! I am teaching the Essentials course today and we have just encountered such a situation.

    You provided the perfect solution at the right time! 🙂

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