Can anyone tell me how I can stop/change the dimension text box so that it does not cover the dimension lines, also don’t understand when you click to edit the text the box has excess space at the start that serves no purpose, bout to throw the computer out the window, surely this is not default.
You could reduce the size of the font so the text fits between the extension lines and/or possibly omit the units so the text box is shorter. Alternatively you could set the dimension so the text is below the dimension line or let LayOut add a leader line.
As for the padding at the ends of the text box, sometimes it seems there is too much of it. It varies by the font and size. If you want to experiment, explode the dimension and see if you can adjust it to be suitable.