ORD - Place Point with Civil Accudraw

Ok I'm not sure how to ask this but here goes.  I would like to use the station/offset feature in Civil Accudraw to place a point.  The only way I can find to enter a station into Civil Accudraw is to manually key it in.  What I would like to do is to graphically select a location on an alignment and have that station returned exactly to Civil Accudraw .  I know I can draw a line at a certain distance perpendicular to the alignment and then snap to the end of the line to store the point and then delete the line.  But is there a way with Civil Accudraw to accomplish this without having to  round the station.