Easily create tangents
The ability to easily create tangents would be extremely handy for many designers out there. AutoCAD has an extremely versatile and intuitive system for them, it would be wonderful to finally have a tool for this. I PROMISE you, designers will respond well to this.
Meanwhile there is a plugin that allow to create tangent points with ease, PathScribe/InkScribe by AstuteGraphics.
It does not mean Ai should not have these by default, of course.
Also, please vote for this related request, which is about having snaps to tangent points:
Andreas Tagger commented
Please add tangents. It's ridiculous this is not implemented in 2019.
you really should improve and snap and alignments. Really disappointing for a geometric vector design program. Consider that other software like Corel Draw, Affinity Design, the good old freehand this thing works much better, even free software inkscape works better.
Beyond "align to point" you should also make align, and intercept alone the curvature of the vectors, as "hook to object" of freehand. If external plug-ins like those of the Institute or other external scripts are able to implement these functions, to the great I would say, I wonder why mom never ADOBE can not? Do not you want to do it? can not do it? where is the problem? or does not want to rage against Astute ??
it is shameful for a software leader in the field as Illustrator that boasts 30 years, in my opinion NOT honored service that piti of many gaps like this and also slowdowns and a lot of machineness in working. Freehand was very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very well.