For a number of reasons, I would like to be able to control or "customize" the appearance of both the reference dimension parenthesis and the dual-dimensioning brackets - or at least duplicate their exact appearance within annotations.
Note: I did my due diligence and ran a thorough search on this topic. There were a few entries that touched on a similar request, but none quite the same.
Cases in point - per my attached screen grab:
Example # 1. I don't always like the reference parenthesis enclosing an entire dimension. In some cases, I would like to be able to control just how much of the dimension it encloses. Typically, I would prefer it just enclose the primary dimension, and that's it.
Example # 2. I would like to able to manually enter a dual-dimension in brackets with the same bracket 'font' as when it is automatic, as it is in the dual-dimension in example # 3. As you can see in example # 2, the manually entered dual-dimension brackets are a shorter and heavier 'font'.
Example # 3. I would like to able to manually enter reference parenthesis with the same parenthesis 'font' as when it is automatic, as in example # 4. As you can see in the "(REF)" text in example # 3, the manually entered parenthesis are also a shorter and heavier 'font'.
There are a number of answers and explanations for why a person might want this flexibility in their drawings, be it personal preference, company standards, etc., so this isn't a drafting, ANSI or ISO question, it's just a software question. I do have a case started with tech support at my VAR, but wanted to appeal to the users, too.