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Origin Indicator

Origin Indicator

(OP)
Hi I am creating a hole table, my datum corner has a radius, how do I select the intersection of horiz/vert lines to show the origin indicator?
Many thanks in advance

RE: Origin Indicator

Place the origin on the "snap point" of the radius where the horizontal line is tangent to the radius.
Click and drag the origin horizontally, you should see a dashed phantom line extending the horizontal line.
Hover the origin over the "snap point" where the radius joins the vertical line, and start dragging it away. You should get the same type of dashed phantom lines extending the vertical line. Do not let go of the mouse button.
Still holding down the mouse button, you should now be able to move the origin over where the intersection should be and the two dashed phantom lines should allow you to snap to the intersection.

Kind of hard to explain in text. Maybe there's an easier way, but this is the one I know.

RE: Origin Indicator

(OP)
Hi imcjoek, I had already tried that, but it doesn't give me the second phantom line, so the indicator just snaps to the start of the radius, not the intersection.
In the end, I had to create a sketch in the corner to give me a intersection, not ideal thou.
Thanks all the same

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