Does anyone have a more proper way of replacing dimensions with text...
I usually create the dimension, change the dimension style to blank, and attach a callout to the dimension. I noticed a feature callout option on the dimension type pulldown, but haven't figured out how it's supposed to be used.
You can use the "select - prefix" button just below the "select - dimension type" button where you select blank. Sometimes using the subfix rather than prefix to add text is better because it understands the carriage return symbol and it's left, center, right justifiable.
Callouts are for things like hole and slot specifications. A threaded or c'bored hole for example.