
Re: Where exactly is the midpoint of an infinite line?
Deepak Gupta Apr 9, 2015 7:20 AM (in response to Stuart Coutts)I would doubt if you ever find that
BTW what is the need to get to the mid point of the infinite line

Re: Where exactly is the midpoint of an infinite line?
Ingvar Magnusson Apr 9, 2015 7:50 AM (in response to Deepak Gupta)Solidworks modeling space has limits so if you put an "infinite line" in that limit space, it isn´t infinite within that space. The midpoint of the line (vector) must be in the middle of that space defined by "plane" the line is "on". Otherwise the midpoint must be in the distance ∞/2.
what do you say about this

Re: Where exactly is the midpoint of an infinite line?
Joe Kuzich Apr 9, 2015 7:59 AM (in response to Ingvar Magnusson)So a SW infinite line is like Cell carriers unlimited talk & text which do have limits that teenagers can actually hit, thus incuring overage charges....?


Re: Where exactly is the midpoint of an infinite line?
Joe Kuzich Apr 9, 2015 7:56 AM (in response to Deepak Gupta)Finding that could unlock many of life's mysteries. The insight may change our core way of thinking that would allow us to finally answer things such as; which came first the chicken or the egg? If we didn't try to find answers for these hard questions we may still not know things like; how much wood a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could wood? But now thanks to those who dared to asked and not be swayed in their pursuit of knowledge we now know that; a woodchuck would chuck all the wood he could chuck if a wood chuck could wood. God bless the curious minded.

Re: Where exactly is the midpoint of an infinite line?
Stuart Coutts Apr 9, 2015 8:48 AM (in response to Joe Kuzich)brilliant!



Re: Where exactly is the midpoint of an infinite line?
Brian Titus Apr 9, 2015 5:50 PM (in response to Stuart Coutts)One might assume it would be the point (0,Y) for horizontal lines or (X,0) for vertical lines.
The mathematical definition of a line is infinitely extending and no endpoints, meaning it does not have a midpoint. But the more practical and common definition (which is actually a line segment), which most of us think of when we hear "line".
Specifically speaking, SolidWorks follows mathematics. That's why you can't add a midpoint relation to infinite length lines. Only Line segments.