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Placing Datum Point in Sketch Mode

bhayden

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I have a sketch with a horizontal and vertical centerline. How do I place a Datum Point at the intersection of the two?



Bernie Hayden

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xcad

Member
you cannot add a datum point with this way



you must choose the datum point creation icon > sketch and then you can create as many datum points you want



proe cannot create datum points n addition with other sketch entities



xcad
 

bhayden

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>proe cannot create datum points n addition with other >sketch entities



Damn, I was afraid that was going to be the answer. Here's what I'm trying to do. Maybe someone has an answer on what the correct way to accomplish this is.



I sketcher I have the horizontal and vertical centerlines. These define the center of a surface mount connector body. The dimensions to the centerlines show OK on the drawing but it would be nice if they referenced a point or mark at the center extending off to some far off point. Functionally it would be nice to have a feature (axis or datum point) to locate the connector in the PCB assembly. I guess placing the datum before sketching the pad outlines is the way to go.



-Bernie-
 

lcoates68

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You can place an axis point in your sketch which will show up as an axis that you can reference. Maybe this will work?
 

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