Why am I unable to place dimensions on drawing views?
When working on a drawing, if you cannot place dimensions on the drawing views, but you are able to select them with the Select Tool, you are most likely dealing with Draft Quality drawing views. These are quick draft quality views created in Solid Edge that requires that the parts be activated before being selected for dimensioning. To solve the issue: select the Activate Part command in the Home> Select group of commands. Go to the drawing view(s) in question and click on parts to activate them. After that, you should be able to dimension the drawing view. To learn more about Draft Quality drawing views, see Solid Edge Help.