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teflon
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Attribut Rotation

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11-07-2013 12:51 AM

Using Enhanced Attribute Editor one can set attribute text rotation to 0 when the block is rotated. But it must be done for each block individually. Is there a way to do this for several blocks at the same time or globally?

I know making block or text annotativ does it but it requires redefining block, something I do not want to do.

 


teflon wrote:

What I mean is a way to change rotation for attribute globally regardless rotation of the blocks 


I gotcha, sir.
Of course, Murph's "dynamic" advice is very elegant, but let me give you an "old-school" one.
You could select and save only the rotated blocks thru the _DXFOUT command (beware, Ascii format NOT binary), then in Notepad (or better text editor) you can search and replace the angle items, save and open back this modified DXF in Autocad.

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antoniovinci
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Re: Attribut Rotation

11-07-2013 03:06 AM in reply to: teflon

You should only select those rotated blocks, then _PROPERTIES, and set 0 as "common" rotation angle, sir.

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teflon
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Re: Attribute Rotation

11-07-2013 03:28 AM in reply to: antoniovinci

What I mean is a way to change rotation for attribute globally regardless rotation of the blocks.

Blocks are rotated differently but the attributes should stay at rotation 0 or to be able to be set to 0 afterwards.

 

 

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Murph
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Re: Attribut Rotation

11-07-2013 04:18 AM in reply to: teflon

Dynamic blocks will do that, however you can not use them for point styles and get it to work. One way is to turn off the attributes display then create labels set those to 0 rotations.

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antoniovinci
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Re: Attribute Rotation

11-07-2013 05:35 AM in reply to: teflon

teflon wrote:

What I mean is a way to change rotation for attribute globally regardless rotation of the blocks 


I gotcha, sir.
Of course, Murph's "dynamic" advice is very elegant, but let me give you an "old-school" one.
You could select and save only the rotated blocks thru the _DXFOUT command (beware, Ascii format NOT binary), then in Notepad (or better text editor) you can search and replace the angle items, save and open back this modified DXF in Autocad.

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teflon
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Re: Attribute Rotation

11-07-2013 08:04 AM in reply to: antoniovinci

Thanks!

It worked!

But I did not find different formats of DXF.

 

I had already tested ATTOUT/ATTIN but it just changes the value of attribute not the rotation.

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antoniovinci
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Re: Attribute Rotation

11-07-2013 10:56 PM in reply to: teflon

teflon wrote:

But I did not find different formats of DXF


 

The DXFOUT suboptions are under the Tools menu:

dxfout.gif

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teflon
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Re: Attribute Rotation

11-10-2013 01:21 PM in reply to: antoniovinci

And how do I find my blocks? There are lots of stuffs in there!

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