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How to connect center of circle with line?

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Why dont show point of connection of the circle from the center, to the line when turned on Smart Guides, Snap to Point, Snap to Glyph? What else needs to be turn on? The center of the circle cannot be precisely glued to the line. Why?

In the example it is a simple straight line with angle, I know I can horizontal and vertical align the line and the circle, but what if the line is curved?

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While Smart Guides are turned on, click on the centre point of the circle, hold down the Cmd key (Ctrl on Windows) and drag towards the stroked path. Smart Guides will then tell you when there is the desired intersection.

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How to connect center of circle with line?

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Why dont show point of connection of the circle from the center, to the line when turned on Smart Guides, Snap to Point, Snap to Glyph? What else needs to be turn on? The center of the circle cannot be precisely glued to the line. Why?

In the example it is a simple straight line with angle, I know I can horizontal and vertical align the line and the circle, but what if the line is curved?

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Correct answer by Kurt Gold | Adobe Community Professional

While Smart Guides are turned on, click on the centre point of the circle, hold down the Cmd key (Ctrl on Windows) and drag towards the stroked path. Smart Guides will then tell you when there is the desired intersection.

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You may hold down the Cmd key while dragging the circle.

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To move a circle along a line, since can't snap center of circle directly where I want on line.

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Extremlity,

 

Is Snap to Grid unticked, or what if it is?

 

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Snap to Grid it also doesn't work, the center of circle is offset from the line, and move of circle is limited.

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While Smart Guides are turned on, click on the centre point of the circle, hold down the Cmd key (Ctrl on Windows) and drag towards the stroked path. Smart Guides will then tell you when there is the desired intersection.

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Thank you. This should be easy like dragging the mouse if already turn on Smart Guides, without the keyboard.

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In former versions of Illustrator it used to work without the modifier key, but since the Smart Guides capabilities have been significantly enhanced, it was necessary to include a modifier key in some situations.

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