I have had trouble selecting edges to dimension for several versions now. But 2010 seems to be frustrating me more then ever. Maybe I'm getting tired of it.
Anyhow. Here's the problem. There are 2 examples attached.
Many times I want to dimension to a hidden line and SW insists on selecting an edge that is not shown. In the case of the bearing cap side view I can not select the depth of the counter sink to dimension it as I did in the top view. SW insists on selecting the tangent edge of the fillet. Of course tanget edges are turned off. I'm assuming this is what it's selecting.
The second example selects something that's not there too. I'm assuming it's selecting a fillet tanget edge inside the cast cavity.
Is there a way to turn off selecting things that are not shown. They're not show because they are not needed in the view. Why would I want' to dimension to them?