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carriehall42
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Receptacle Labels

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04-27-2012 01:19 PM

Is there a way I can move the label for my receptacle so it would be out of the way for the circuiting? I may or may not need to move it with each instance and if I need to move the label, it would most likely be different on each receptacle. I would also like to rotate the text to where it would be horzontal each time. Is this possible? Currently I have the annotation for the receptacle set to "keep readable" in the family.

 

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Carrie

We use Tags for receptacles because of that issue, we just set it to read the Type Mark.

We have Circuit Number (and Light Fixture Type) labels embedded in our electrical families as a design aid, so we don't have to wrestle with Tags during design. These labels only appear on Detail Level: Medium, which we don't really use. Labels behave very poorly when a family is rotated or when they need to be moved, so we use Tags on the finished, or Sheet Views.

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abulla
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Re: Receptacle Labels

04-27-2012 01:26 PM in reply to: carriehall42

We use Tags for receptacles because of that issue, we just set it to read the Type Mark.

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CADastrophe
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Re: Receptacle Labels

04-27-2012 01:43 PM in reply to: carriehall42

We have Circuit Number (and Light Fixture Type) labels embedded in our electrical families as a design aid, so we don't have to wrestle with Tags during design. These labels only appear on Detail Level: Medium, which we don't really use. Labels behave very poorly when a family is rotated or when they need to be moved, so we use Tags on the finished, or Sheet Views.

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