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How to show Foreshorten Radius and linear dimensions in Solidworks drawing? Foreshortened radius specifies that the radius dimension line is foreshortened (broken). This is helpful when the centerpoint of a radius is outside of the drawing or interferes with another drawing view.
When you dimension to a foreshortened radius or diameter, the dimension also appears as a zigzag in the ANSI standard.
This is a video tutorial which depicts how to show the foreshortened radius and linear dimensions.