>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.