Once I place an ordinate to create an origin, can I change the ordinate by typing in the coordinates relative to the initial placement? I use both Inventor, and we just also got SolidWorks, and I am still trying to figure things out.
In Inventor, if I am in a detail view, and for added clarity I want to add a reference dimension to a feature already dimensioned in another view, I can place the origin for my ordinates in the center of a hole (for example) in the detail view, and then I can right click on the origin point, and select edit, and then type in the relative dimensions to change the location so when I place the reference ordinate dimension on the hole, it has the correct callout.
However, as I was reading in the help files of SW, it only mentions that I can drag the ordinate to a new location, but if it is a detail view in the actual point of origin is not available, that will not to me very well. Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated.
XP PRO SP3
INTEL CORE 2
2.66GHz 3.25GB RAM
SolidWorks Premier 2009 SP3.0