These are all of the responses that I received. It seems that there are many different ways to approach this situation. One thing that was mentioned, is that a dimension should only be used once in a drawing. While I totally agree with this, am I totally off base by putting the dimension in a note explaining the geometry that it is dimensioning? The geometry is not intuitive at all, so it needs more description, which leads me back to the dimension being put in a note. This reason is why I posted in the first place. Thanks to all who replied.