Possible to auto place dimension at measuring point?

I have been dimensioning just to the left or right of the point I want to just so I can place the dimension on the correct point. 

Is there a way to just have the dimension display at the point I am measuring? It is maddening to always have to have a 0.000000001' offset just to have it display. It would be great to just have it auto place after I click both points instead of having to screw around with its location.

Note that I have to measure clearance, so I cannot use "Dimension Element". I do not want to have to incorporate an extra step of drawing lines on a non plotting level. ORD