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WillieS

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Text Rotation of Attributes & Associative Text in Dynamic Blocks
« on: December 06, 2012, 01:24:23 PM »
I am a longtime Autocad user, but new to the use of Dynamic Blocks.  Recently I have created a few and I am having some "interesting" behavior from what I expected.

First of all, a single letter piece of associative text I would like to maintain a horizontal rotation (Light fixture block).  I have read the other links I have seen here which have helped, but not totally.  I have set the text style to "Match text orientation" but it seems to be useless.

Second, I have a block with attributes (Ceiling Register) with the size and CFM.  This text too I would like to be rotated to horizontal. 

Am I missing something in defining the block?  a point parameter with a move action? I tried these with no luck. 

Any help would be appreciated.

WillieS

Serge J. Gianolla

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Re: Text Rotation of Attributes & Associative Text in Dynamic Blocks
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2013, 06:09:17 PM »
Have you considered double-clicking the attributes and change their rotation angle back to 0 thru dialogue box?
Alternatively, do not include atts in selection for rotation!

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Re: Text Rotation of Attributes & Associative Text in Dynamic Blocks
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 11:19:28 PM »
When you insert a BlockReference  AutoCAD checks to see if the BlockDefinition contains any AttributeDefinitions and if so creates AttributeReferences. The problem is the AttributeReferences are attached to the BlockReference and not the Definition and is where the dynamic properties modify the entities.


I have only done it through coding.



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Re: Text Rotation of Attributes & Associative Text in Dynamic Blocks
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2013, 01:53:41 AM »
When you insert a BlockReference  AutoCAD checks to see if the BlockDefinition contains any AttributeDefinitions and if so creates AttributeReferences. The problem is the AttributeReferences are attached to the BlockReference and not the Definition and is where the dynamic properties modify the entities.


I have only done it through coding.

Your an idiot and WRONG!
 
If you lock the attribute's position then it will work!!

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Re: Text Rotation of Attributes & Associative Text in Dynamic Blocks
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2013, 08:42:01 AM »
When you insert a BlockReference  AutoCAD checks to see if the BlockDefinition contains any AttributeDefinitions and if so creates AttributeReferences. The problem is the AttributeReferences are attached to the BlockReference and not the Definition and is where the dynamic properties modify the entities.


I have only done it through coding.

Your an idiot and WRONG!
 
If you lock the attribute's position then it will work!!
It didn't for me.
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Re: Text Rotation of Attributes & Associative Text in Dynamic Blocks
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2013, 08:06:03 PM »
What didn't?

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Re: Text Rotation of Attributes & Associative Text in Dynamic Blocks
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2013, 08:13:05 AM »
What didn't?
It didn't keep the attributes level.  Or was it not supposed to??
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Re: Text Rotation of Attributes & Associative Text in Dynamic Blocks
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2013, 08:39:35 AM »
If using "Match orientation to layout" it has to be annotative and you have to be looking at it through a "floating viewport".