While teaching a SOLIDWORKS Essentials training course, a customer attending the class asked for the best practice on how to add a virtual intersection point to a part so that you can dimension to the 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 using SOLIDWORKS Virtual Sharps.
Inserting SOLIDWORKS Virtual Sharps
I explained that this could be done with only three clicks of the mouse.
- Left-click on one line with your mouse and hold the CTRL key.
- Left-click the second line.
- Left-click on the Point tool from the Sketch commands
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!