Only way I think is macro that should trigger the moment you add the dimension. But ho often you need to do this?
The right click dropdown way is how I currently work
And it's a pain
I deal with radius often enough to be unhappy with the way things work
But not constant enough to see myself in the pain of scripting...
I'm already on a learning curve here, and the software is unstable enough...
Guess I'll keep working how it its now
I don't think there is a third way, but I'll leave this topic open anyway... for now...
In the meantime, thank you both Glenn and Deepak for the attention
I've been thinking about your situation and it seemed like I had run into something similar a few years ago where I had the opposite problem. All my circles were dimensioning as radius when I wanted diameter. I finally stumbled across the answer. We were trying to fix it in the Smart Dimension command, but that's not it. When you first activate the Circle sketch command to create your circle if you'll de-select this box then when you go back and add the dimension the value you enter will be the radius. And I believe that setting is "User sticky", though I'm not sure about that.
Yes ! That sort of resolves the problem
BUT THE ADD DIMENSION OPTION MUST BE MARKED WHEN CREATING THE CIRCLE
Unmarking "Diameter dimensions", in fact, creates a circle where you input the radius of it, instead of diameter.
But after, when I try to add a smart dimension, it STILL gives diameter (and you have to change it manually, as described previously)
All this problem goes away when you mark Add dimension (which, I wonder why yours is grayed out)
Tested on SW 2013
Thank you Glenn, for insisting and remembering this issue, which has been solved
Understand your frustration but I like the default better because the radius tell me the edge on the dwg is not full circle (360°) even thought I can RMB and make a change to diameter