Are you sure the view was active when you sketched the circle? It sounds like the circle isn't in the drawing view. You might try to Ctrl+X the circle, then move your cursor on the drawing view so the box shows up, then Ctrl+V. Then you should be able to dimension the circle to the drawing view with the Smart Dimension command.
I redid it and made sure the viwe was selected and it worked. Thank you for the response.
Thank you all