I work on mostly fire alarm drawings and for instance i have 4 different horn strobe symbols (one facing each direction) and i would like to make just one symbol that when i place it into a drawing i then after placing it decide what direction i want it to face. i am figuring that i need to do something when making the block that i am using. someone please help. Thanks.
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ok yea i know how to rotate objects but i need to have the letter inside of the object to stay while i rotate the object to whatever side i need it to be on. i want a block that i pull off my tool palette, place, and then determine what way the symbol will face, while keeping the letter inside the block facing the correct way.
Hi using a dynamic block is your answer.
I to work on fire systems & have now got one dynamic block to replace many standard blocks. I added a rotation action to the horn so that the central part stays the same as does the text & attributes. I did have to "play around" with it at first but now it works well.
I also added to the end of the visibility state name the part number of each type, added an invisible attribute made this a field which is the visibility state name so that you can get a list of the different types using data extraction.
Good luck took me some time but worth the effort.