Try using the commands in the property manager for the dimension when you select it for positioning
I had a mess about with these before posting, could not figure a way to flip theses dimensions over.
Unless I have missed something obvious.
Is there a setting you know of that will change this orientation.
Could someone from SolidWorks explain why this is happening and suggest a solution.
Does this behavior conform to a known standard.
I am sorry it took me so long to get back to you.
Crazy busy morning.
Listen, what I was originally thinking is not the case so I am sorry for misleading you.
I noticed in your pick these are in the drawing. Have you tried placing them in your model
then using insert>model items>dimensions?
Something weird happened to the forum this morning.
Some of the replies are missing from this thread.
I don't believe you can flip those dimensions.
It appears to be related to whether the dimension is north or south of equator (X).
I'm guessing it has something to do with naturally reading from left to right.
SolidWorks is following the standard.
Per ASME Y14.5-2009, Section 3.3.9, The symbol shall be placed above the dimension and applies to the surface nearest the dimension.
Why not make the dimensions horizontal?
Ken, you are right because I remember responding to your comment about dimensions
flipping when they went south of the equator and I said that thought entered my mind
but didn't have any substantial evidence to prove it.
Good afternoon Mark,
I noticed that on the bottom right hand corner your drawing is either overdefined or onsolved condition. You may want to resolve your drawing and then give it another go. I don't have any idea if this would correct your issue or not, but I have seen different things like this over the years.
Looks like the bottom arc dimensions are below the arc and the top arc dimensions are above.
Try dragging each dimension to be below the arc. That will cause the extension lines to overlap.