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João Fitas
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Registered: ‎10-13-2006
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Text always horizontal

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03-11-2008 05:19 AM
Hi everyone. I'm creating dynamic blocks, and I would like to place text on them. However, the blocks can be rotated and I want the text to be always horizontal, even in model space. Is there any text property to be set, or any other way to achieve this? Until now, I've been placing text in the block editor, place move and rotate parameters and actions to manually control the text element using the grips, sometimes incrementing the rotation angle 90 degrees, for the rotation to be easier. But when the block is freely rotated, this workaround doesn't work anymore. Any ideas you would like to share? Thanks in advance.
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tpc-mark
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Registered: ‎02-20-2008
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Re: Text always horizontal

03-11-2008 05:28 AM in reply to: João Fitas
if you remove the text from the selection set of the rotate action it should always remain at the angle the block is inseted at.
*DougK
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Re: Text always horizontal

03-11-2008 07:05 AM in reply to: João Fitas
if the block is rotated using the normal rotate command, all will rotate.

just as tpc-mark suggested, you should only rotate the block with dynamic actions and don't include
the text in the set.

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Hi everyone. I'm creating dynamic blocks, and I would like to place text on them. However, the
blocks can be rotated and I want the text to be always horizontal, even in model space. Is there any
text property to be set, or any other way to achieve this? Until now, I've been placing text in the
block editor, place move and rotate parameters and actions to manually control the text element
using the grips, sometimes incrementing the rotation angle 90 degrees, for the rotation to be
easier. But when the block is freely rotated, this workaround doesn't work anymore. Any ideas you
would like to share? Thanks in advance.
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ladonna101
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Registered: ‎08-18-2005
Message 4 of 4 (422 Views)

Re: Text always horizontal

03-11-2008 07:10 AM in reply to: João Fitas
To follow up on what the other said, just make sure you chose a base point for the rotation that will keep the text where you want it, or add some additional options that allow you to move or rotate the text as needed.
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