I usually make an extra configuration in the part for using on the print. That configuration would have the part number that I want shown on the drawing (usually the base part number with no dash number) and it would be configured like a "typical" part. If the configurations are for different sizes of an item then I would make the drawing configuration be the middle size, or maybe the most common size. If some of the configurations look drastically different then I sometimes add views of different configurations as examples of what it might look like. Then for dimensions I do the same thing you mentioned, edit the dimension to have the table header instead of the actual config-specific dimension. To do this I'd recommend clicking the "Override value" box and typing in the text you want, and leave the <DIM> in the text area. That way you can still add a tolerance to it.