Command Line 6.3

3.118. tangent command

Description: This command generates a straight line in the geometry tangent to the selected curve that cross the introduced point.

Inline mode usage:

  • tangent -h: Displays the help file that summarizes the parameters for this command.
  • tangent –n <resulName> -s <selectedCurve> -p <pX><pY><pZ><length>: Generate a straight line tangent to the selectedCurve and crossing the point <pX><pY><pZ> with the specific length.

Interactive mode usage:

  • Invocationtangent
  • Parameters:
    • Point in the tangent line.
    • Length of the line.


The following example shows how to insert a tangent line to a circle.

command> circle

Center [x y z]: 0 0 0

Radius [double]: 1

command> tangent

Select one curve (Press enter when done): 

Insert the coordinates of a point in the tangent line [x y z]: 1.2999999523162842 0.699999988079071 0.0

Insert the length of the tangent line: 1.35



 tangent example

Resulting tangent line


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