This doesn't seem possible in SolidWorks... Is there a decent work around?
In the sketch add a dimension to the point and use that to drive your offset sketch dimension.
I can't really tell what's going on there. Are you in a 2D or 3D sketch? Looks 3D to me. The first thing that comes to mind is you could convert the edge into a 3D sketch, then start a surface sweep with the converted edge as the profile and the vertical line going up to the point as the path. Then the resulting surface will have an edge that is what you want (I think).
If you are in a 2D sketch then just make an offset line with some arbitrary offset, then you should be able to delete the offset dimension or make it driven and then add a coincident relation to make the offset pass through the point.
thanks Jamil - for the alternate ideas- these techniques will come in handy for sure... My example is all 2D sketches - "another popular CAD package" has a sketcher function 'offset through point' which makes this really easy. I am slowly learning the capabilities of 3D sketches.
Every time I start an offset I'm always looking for the option "thru point". Seems kind of silly not to have that. I think what Jamil came up with is about as good as it gets with the SW offset command.
this was a great suggestion - almost too obvious now that I see it. I guess I never thought of linking a dimension to a driven value. Thanks!!!
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