I want to find intersection of arc and line. But I have an error "I do not know the path name 'curc' ''

\begin{tikzpicture}[scale=1, font=\footnotesize, line join=round, line cap=round, >=stealth]

\path (0:0) coordinate(a) (10:5) coordinate(b) (90:6) coordinate(d) ($(b)+(d)-(a)$) coordinate(c) ($(a)!.5!(b)$) coordinate(m);


\def\au{1.2} \def\bu{.5}

\draw[name path=curc] (0:\au) coordinate(A) arc (0:-160:{\au} and {\bu});


\path[name path=ab] (a)--(b);

\path[name intersections={of=curc and ab,by={I}}];

  • Please, always provide an MWE, which reproduce your problem
  • Sorry, but your question is not entirely clear. What you like get from your code fragment? Just illustration of an intersection or intersections?
  • Your code fragment is not complete.
  • Paths defined in your code fragment doesn't intersect

For illustration you can simplify your code of picture for example to:


dot/.style = {circle, fill=orange, semitransparent, inner sep=1.2pt},
every label/.append style = {inner sep=1pt, font = \footnotesize}

\path   (185:2.5)   coordinate[label=a] (a)
        ( 15:2.5)   coordinate[label=b] (b);
\draw[name path=C] (30:\au) coordinate[label=A] (A) arc (0:-160:{\au} and {\bu});
\draw[name path=ab] (a) -- node[above, sloped] {m} (b);
\path[name intersections={of=C and ab, by=s}]
        node[dot, label=below:$s$] at (s) {};

enter image description here

In the case, that you like to indicate both intersections, than for intersections code use:

\path[name intersections={of=C and ab, by={s1,s2}}]
        node[dot, label=below:$s_1$] at (s1) {}
        node[dot, label=below:$s_2$] at (s2) {};

and you will get:

enter image description here


Extending the scope may help

\usetikzlibrary{calc, shadings, shadows, shapes.arrows}
\usetikzlibrary{positioning, intersections}
\tikzset{mark coordinate/.style={inner sep=0pt,
        outer sep=0pt,
        minimum size=3pt,
    \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=1, font=\footnotesize, line join=round, line cap=round, >=stealth]
        \path   (0:0) coordinate[label=a](a) 
                (10:5) coordinate[label=b](b) 
                (90:6) coordinate[label=d](d) 
                ($(b)+(d)-(a)$) coordinate[label=c](c) 
                ($(a)!.5!(b)$) coordinate[label=m](m);
            \draw[name path=curc] 
            (40:\au) coordinate[label=A](A) 
            arc (0:-160:{\au} and {\bu});
        \draw[name path=ab] (a)--(b);
        \draw[name intersections={of=curc and ab,by={I}}];
        \fill [name intersections={of=curc and ab, name=l}] 
        (l-1) coordinate [mark coordinate=orange]; 

enter image description here


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