How to Add Virtual Sharps to a Drawing

While teaching a SolidWorks Essentials course, a customer attending the class asked for the best practice on how to add a sharp point to a part so that they can dimension to the sharp point.

His method was to insert a sketch point using the Point command and then add coincident relationships to it to both sketch lines in order to find the virtual sharp point. While this certainly works, there’s a more efficient way.

I explained that this could be done with only three clicks of the mouse.

  1. Left click on one line with your mouse and hold the CTRL key.
  2. Left click the second line.
  3. Left click on the point command

 

This saves time because you do not have to add the relationships. SolidWorks will add them automatically. It is always great when best practice is the fastest way!

 

 

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