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*jkemble
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07-05-2006 07:41 AM
Are the labels on the electrical devices suppose to be able to rotate so
they are not upside down in the plan
if so how?
if not why not?
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martin.schmid
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Re: Labels

07-05-2006 10:57 AM in reply to: *jkemble
You can try this:

1. Place a wall drawn north-south, and another wall east-west.
2. Place a three-way switch on each side of each wall.. the text on the south side and the east side are 'upside down'.
3. Select the switch, and click edit family.
4. In the switch family, select the Label (the "T"), and click Edit Family.
5. Select Family Category and Parameters... from the Settings menu.
6. Check the Keep text readable option.
7. Load the Symbol Label family into the Lighting Switches family.
8. Load the Lighting Switches back into the Project where you drew the two walls.... now the text on the south and east sides of the walls are 'readable'.

HTH,
Martin Schmid, P.E.
Autodesk Consulting


Martin Schmid, P.E.
Product Manager - Revit MEP
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Autodesk, Inc.

*jkemble
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Re: Labels

07-06-2006 05:23 AM in reply to: *jkemble
thanks
shouldn't this be the default or do some people like the text upside down

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You can try this:

1. Place a wall drawn north-south, and another wall east-west.
2. Place a three-way switch on each side of each wall.. the text on the
south side and the east side are 'upside down'.
3. Select the switch, and click edit family.
4. In the switch family, select the Label (the "T"), and click Edit Family.
5. Select Family Category and Parameters... from the Settings menu.
6. Check the Keep text readable option.
7. Load the Symbol Label family into the Lighting Switches family.
8. Load the Lighting Switches back into the Project where you drew the two
walls.... now the text on the south and east sides of the walls are
'readable'.

HTH,
Martin Schmid, P.E.
Autodesk Consulting
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Steve_Stafford
Posts: 572
Registered: ‎12-20-2001
Message 4 of 4 (175 Views)

Re: Labels

07-06-2006 07:47 AM in reply to: *jkemble
Yes...believe it or not some people like them to remain aligned with the face of the wall at all times. How many is "some"? Havent' met them all yet *-)
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