AutoCAD MEP Wishes

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Registered: ‎03-30-2009
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Electrical Devices - keep text horiz vs. ucs

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05-05-2010 10:58 AM
Premise - in 2009, when "keep text horizontal" is selected, it is always relative to WCS. If I rotate the UCS (so that the building fits on the sheet) the text in the device stays "horizontal" to the WCS.

Wish - make horizontal relative to the current UCS; or current UCS at insertion; or the viewport, similar to anno text (though the devices are in the construct and the sheet is a long way off); or allow a Named UCS to be selected in the device style with the "horizontal" option.

I am open to people telling me why this is not a problem - or that it is fixed in a later version... or anything to help in the meantime.


Sarah Gardescu
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-24-2010
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Re: Electrical Devices - keep text horiz vs. ucs

09-25-2010 12:59 AM in reply to: sgardescu


I think you can draw some lines to represent text to solve the problem. Because most texts in text are very simple.

So it's easy for you to draw lines per text's shape, then create them as block with original devices' gemotries. And you can explode the text to lines with TXTEXP command. Please install express tools before use this command.


Hope it help.

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