I had a previous cad progam that allowed me to dimesnion like the picture below. I was able to minimize the clutter when calling out hole positions. Does Solidworks have the ability to dimension like shown?
Using a Hole Table would be my first choice.
Or break the alignment on every ordinate dimension and move the dim as needed. RMB on the dimension and select Break Alignment.
I'd probably do something like this.
looks cleaner but isn't helpful to a machine operator that positions his tools using cartesian coordinates.
I loved the hole table feature. Worked like a charm. Didn't even notice it until you suggested it.
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