Add a Point Between Intersecting Lines in a SOLIDWORKS Sketch

How to Add a Point Between Intersecting Lines in a SOLIDWORKS Sketch

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Have you ever wanted to quickly add a sketch point between two intersecting lines, or add the virtual sharp between two non-connected lines in a SOLIDWORKS sketch? The task is rather easy to do but may not be obvious right from the start. In this blog, we will show you how to add an intersection point with only a few clicks.


Example of two intersecting lines and two non-connected lines.

Making a Virtual Sharp Visible

The first step is to make the point or virtual sharp visible, in the default options, their visibility is turned off. In order to make them visible, go to SOLIDWORKS Options -> Document Properties -> Dimensions -> Virtual Sharps.


How to make a virtual sharp visible in SOLIDWORKS.

As you can see from the image above, there are various options you can choose from for how the virtual sharp will appear in the model. I chose the Star option.

Now that this is set, go to the active sketch and select the two lines by holding the Control key on the keyboard. When the two lines are selected, the last step is to select the point sketch tool and voila!

Adding a Point


Adding a point between two intersecting lines.

If the lines are not connected, the procedure is the same, but the point will be away from the two lines where they will virtually intersect. See the image below for results:


Adding a virtual sharp point between two disconnected lines.

And there you have it, that is the quick and easy way to add a point between two intersecting or two non-connected lines. I hope this was useful and thank you for checking out my blog.

For more information on SOLIDWORKS or if you have any questions, contact us at Hawk Ridge Systems today. Thanks for reading!

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Nikki Stakic

Nikki Stakic is an Applications Engineer, E.I.T. with Hawk Ridge Systems at our office in Calgary, Alberta. Nikki has a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary and is an Elite SOLIDWORKS AE with over 25 certifications from Dassault Systemes. She has years of experience in product design, manufacturing, engineering production support, quality control, computer software, material science, oil & gas, 3D CAD design, FEA/CFD analysis and 3D printing. She enjoys problem solving and troubleshooting technical subjects in creative, innovative, analytical and cost-effective ways. In her spare time, she likes to travel and dabble in photography.
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