Creating Tangent Planes in SolidWorks

Sometimes you may need to create a tangent plane to create extrudes and cut-outs relative to a cylindrical face.  This is easily done in SolidWorks.  Simply create a two-line sketch on a plane or a planar face, add an angular dimension to drive the angle between the lines, then create a plane that uses the cylindrical face and one of the end points of the sketched lines.

To see this in action, please watch the video below…


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