Believe it or not I have had success rotating the diameter dimension into position
then flipping to linear dimension and have it snap to horizontal or vertical.
Another way is set it up the way you want it inside of your model sketch and import it
through insert model items.
Thank you, Scott and Deepak.
Scott, sometimes I also had success doing just what you are suggesting, but I can't seem to repeat it all the times. I can't use Model items all the time, simply because I need to represent the diameter as 'ØA', and I don't want to mess with the original dimension (hence the need to use reference dimension).
Deepak, before I posted the question, I have spent considerable time searching the forum, but I guess I did not understand the 'dot above the dimension text' part. My bad.
No problem Frans, Glad to help.
I too have had mixed results. But figured maybe it might help you seeing how it does work sometimes.
Has anyone seen the 'dot' explanation in the help files?
If the 'display as dimension' is in there (yep) then hopefully the 'dot' alignment is/will be?