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CAD tip CAD tip # 5991:

   
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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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19.2.2008    16945×  

See also:
Tip 13006:Calculated property descriptions (tobogan slide from floor to floor)
Tip 13000:Labels of dimensional parameter values in dynamic blocks (parameters->attributes)
Tip 12685:ReLinkField - re-link fields to source objects.
Tip 12629:As sunflowers follow the Sun... Dynamo script for Revit
Tip 12616:Att2elev - move block to elevation specified by its attribute.


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