Dimension Tool: Can't put Text ABOVE/BELOW the line anymore!

Hello people!

I recently switched to 2017 version of SketchUp Make, and now I can’t seem to find the option for positioning Dimension text above/below the measurement line! The only options I can find now are centered in the dimension, or outside one endpoint or the other! I know for SURE that in the past, when I selected ‘Centered’ for text position, I could ALSO choose whether it was Above, Inside, or Below the line. Did that go away?

Ahem, well after looking for about an hour, and entering the question above, I went back in and found a way.
I’m not sure it’s the best way, but it works:

  1. Make sure the text position is set to ‘centered’
  2. Make sure the dimension itself is selected
  3. Go to Window>Model Info>Dimensions
  4. Select ‘Align to Dimension’ radio button, and select ‘Above’ to move text above the dimension line.
  5. Click on “Update Selected Dimensions”

You could just select the dimension and make the setting in Entity Info.

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