I disagree not all posts had the intent of answering the question. I see some of the insulting posts are now gone from this thread.
The correct answer would have been "no you cannot tell inventor angular not linear".
I did figure out the problem myself. IT IS A BUG WITH INVENTOR conflicting with other softwares and MS.
Yes the sketches were from the same view (I believe that terminology "viewport" is for ACAD only) or the BASE VIEW in inventor.
Inventor refused to see any lines from a different sketch. So when I clicked on the 2nd line it automatically through out linear dims for the 1st line i selected. ONCE I placed both liines in the same sketch all was good.
pebkac Is this English?
going by all posts. Going by proper English all sentences are to start with a Capital letter. Didn't you learn this in grade school?
Good Luck in your future.
Is this kindness or a threat?
Well I will answer to both.
Kindness Thanks and Happy Holidays!
Threat Well I do not believe in LUCK I believe in FATE. Threats are illogical! SPOCK Star Trek