# Draw Chord

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## Draw Chord

 This post was updated on . How do you draw a chord of a given length? It seems if one end of a line is snapped to a circle it can't be rotated to snap the other end to the circle.
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## Re: Draw Chord

 a chord of a given length and passing a given point on the circle? just draw another circle centered at the point with the given radius, and use snap to intersection. to draw a chord of a given length and passing a given point not on the circle: 1. draw a chord of the given length passing any point on the circle; 2. draw a concentric circle passing the point, and find the intersection with the chord; 3. rotate the chord to pass the given point: center of circle as the rotation center, the intersection point as the reference point. flywire wrote How do you draw a chord of a given length? It seems if one end of a line is snapped to a circle it can't be rotated to snap the other end to the circle.
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## Re: Draw Chord

 In reply to this post by flywire 1/ Draw a horizontal (or angled) line of XX length with snap set as Middle on one of the quadrant points of circle. 2/ Draw vertical (or orthogonal) at each tip of tangent line crossing the circle. 3/ Chord of XX length is then shown in red. Fabrice French hobbyist interested in 2D design.
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## Re: Draw Chord

 In reply to this post by flywire Draw an auxiliary circle->Center,radius with radius set to the desired lenght and snap its center to the point in the base circle. Draw a line line between the center of aux circle and any intersection between the aux circle and the base circle, it has the desired lenght and is a chord. Remove aux circle, or draw another again if you want to continue drawing chords HTH Pere