I have just discovered that Spot Elevation text is mesbehaving in rotated dependant views:
If you have an orthogonal parent plan view, then create a dependant view from it, then rotate just that dependant view, then place a spot elevation - the spot elevation symbol respects the rotation of the view (ie its paralel to screen/view boundary), but the spot elevation text remains in the orientation of the parent view. see attached image.
This does not happen if you rotate a normal Revit plan view; nor does it happen with a callout - both cases the symbol and the text are parallel to the view boundary. I think this is a bug?
Just to clarify this question I have attached the Revit project file to demonstrate the problem. The workflow to recreate this is simple:
- Create some orthogonal geometry in the model (for reference) in a plan view
- Place a spot elevation annotation element somewhere on the model. It does not matter if the spot elevation has an attached symbol in it, but it helps to clarify the problem if it does have one.
- Duplicate the plan view as a dependant view.
- Crop the dependant view close in to the spot elevation.
- Select the crop boundary of the dependant view.
- Rotate it by a random amount eg 30 degrees.
- Note that the text withing the spot elevation does not rotate with the dependant view, while everything else does. Annotation symbolds within the spot elevation DO rotate with the iew.
- Place a new spot elevation - note that it does the same thing
I had this problem on v2012 & 2013 (probably earlier), but sadly no fix yet. I've formally reprted it to Autodesk and I believe that it is now in the system registered as a bug to be fixed. I've heard from other people who have also had this problem, so the more people who report it as a bug, the better chance it has of being addressed sooner.