Is there an easier way to dimension to a virual sharp or place the ordinate dimension origin on a virtual sharp than by trying to drag the point along each line until you get the dotted lines to intersect?
If not, Autodesk, please create one. That way can take too much time or not work at all.
Yes there is a way.
In Inventor 2011, after starting the dim, right click and choose Intersection.
Might be slightly different in other versions.
I am trying to get this and it is not working in 2012.
This is what I have. If I select the tangent point on the left side and then when do I RC to get the intersection?
Can someone give a step by step to do this?
I know in Solidworks they have a setting for virtual sharps that places a point at this intersection.
Can Inventor do the same?
Don't click the tangent point, left click the one of the lines that intersect, then right click and select intersection. Then you left click the other line that intersects the first one. Now you can select the other entity you want to dimension to.