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Text mirroring options in dynamic blocks in AutoCAD.

A - answer Text mirroring (readability, backwards text) in AutoCAD is controlled by the MIRRTEXT variable. But if the text is contained in a block or a dynamic block, it may behave differently when mirrored.

Th following illustration presents various options for mirroring of a simple block "ZRCADLO" (for download in the Block catalog) which contains a text (Dtext) and a predefined attribute (AtrDef). The original block is always mirrored with both settings of the MIRRTEXT variable: MIRRTEXT=0 and MIRRTEXT=1; first using a simple mirror with the MIRROR command, then flipping with the "Flip" action of the dynamic block, and finally by mirroring simple entities after exploding of the block reference (_EXPLODE).

As you can see, there are many differences in the individual cases (tested in AutoCAD 2008):

Mirroring text in a block

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Tip 7503:Autodesk 3ds Max keyboard shortcuts.
Tip 6898:How to create an always symmetrical drawing?
Tip 1451:How to mirror a block with text when text should remain readable?

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