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Tangent
2D

Tangent[point1, rad1, point2, rad2] generates a pair of lines tangent to two implied circles.
• If a circle of radius rad1 is centered at point1, and another of radius rad2 is centered at point2, then Tangent generates two lines tangent to both circles representing a belt or chain between two pulleys.

Tangent returns a list of two Mathematica Line objects, so if only one of the two tangent lines is desired, one of the two parts of the list may be extracted.
• The list of Mathematica graphics primitives returned are functions of mechanism location variables.
• See also: Edge, Wheel.

Further Examples

Load the Modeler2D package and define a simple model.

Here we add a new group of graphics to the help model that uses Edge to draw several lines. The absolute location of the new graphics depends on the rules passed to ShowHelpModel.

See HelpModel2D.


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