Using Dimension on Curve.
If I select a line in Front view of my subject on its port side and there is an exact same line on the far side (stbd) of my object, I would expect the start of the dimension to start on this line, but it is vital to have perspective view open as it often picks the opposite side (stbd). Is there a way of forcing it to pick on the active line ?
I find that I need to start the pick in ortho view as using perspective view the dimension ends up at the wrong angle for my ortho view, Else I could start in perspective seeing exactly which line I am picking.
Dimensions often disappear into the surface because it curves.
If the arrow head was to form to suit the final view window the last click occurs in before enter is hit, we could start in front view for first click on line, then go to top view to take the position of the number out away from the surface, then back to front view for the final click where the number will start. I try that and the arrow head is lying side on (thin) in front view with a legible number, because it is placed by the first click.
This to avoid BringForward which then sees dimensions from both sides appearing, so I have to have separate layers for port and stbd, and when it comes to views of underside, another layer for those.