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Block with a permanently horizontal attribute.

A - answer Using the dynamic blocks functionality in AutoCAD you can prepare a block with an attribute (label) which will always maintain its horizontal (readable, legible) orientation even when you rotate the block.

As an example of such dynamic label block you can try the DWG block Mark1 from the Block Library. As you can see on the demo, this block keep its attribute (text) position both when rotated using its dynamic properties and when rotated using the standard ROTATE command:

Block Mark1 - rotating

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See also:
Tip 11198:Justified attribute text in mirrored blocks (AutoCAD)
Tip 11171:Total number of layouts as a field.
Tip 11160:Dynamic display of layer/block/text style/linetype properties.
Tip 11034:Mass property depending on the current LOD in an Inventor assembly.
Tip 10972:Replace text fields with static texts.


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