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neekcotrack
5th May 2008, 03:27 pm
Is it possible to make a block lets say a square with and F in the middle. When I insert it at and angle for example 20 degrees I want the text to still be at 0 degrees. I this possible thanks for any future help with this I am using Autocad 2008.

quamper
5th May 2008, 05:48 pm
Thats quite possible using a simple dynamic block. I can post an example if needed.

neekcotrack
5th May 2008, 05:49 pm
If you can that would help a lot thanks.

quamper
5th May 2008, 06:37 pm
When you go to insert the block skip the rotation option that you get in the insert dialog box. Instead you would set the rotation via the properties window (which can be set before you even place it) or simply use the grip to set it after being placed to whatever angle you desire.

You can take a look at the dynamic block in the block editor to see how it's put together so you can create your own.

neekcotrack
5th May 2008, 07:01 pm
It not doing what I was tring to do. I want the text inside the square like you have. But the thing im tying to do is when you rotate it in any angle no matter what the text defaults to 0.

quamper
5th May 2008, 07:04 pm
You're not using the rotate command on that block are you? You have to use either the grip or the properties window (the angle field under custom, not the rotation field under misc) or else the text is going to rotate.

If it's not that then I must be confused as to what you are wanting then. Because that should do it.

neekcotrack
5th May 2008, 07:08 pm
At my old job If you make a block the text in side the block will always be at 0 when you check select orientation at any angle you put that block the text will always be at zero understand now.

neekcotrack
5th May 2008, 07:27 pm
I have to do this cuz I need 9 post to give you a web site sorry

neekcotrack
5th May 2008, 07:27 pm
sorry sorry

neekcotrack
5th May 2008, 07:28 pm
if this sums things up this is what i am looking for just not using the markers just click and rotate

neekcotrack
5th May 2008, 07:29 pm
Two left sorry

neekcotrack
5th May 2008, 07:29 pm
one left sorry

neekcotrack
5th May 2008, 07:30 pm
http://www.cadforum.cz/cadforum_en/qaID.asp?tip=5991

lpseifert
5th May 2008, 08:27 pm
If you make an annotative text style with 'Match text orientation to layout' and use the style for your attribute, the text will stay horizontal if you rotate the block or insert it with a rotation.

neekcotrack
5th May 2008, 09:05 pm
Not to sound dumb but how you do that?

nemo
20th May 2008, 02:21 am
Bump. I've tried the annotative text/orientation trick, but it doesn't seem to work.

Anyone have ideas? I'm looking to do the same thing.

Elasker
28th Jul 2009, 06:59 pm
I would like to ask in amendment to this question, how do you keep the text at 0 degrees, if you were to rotate an object and a text, say 90 45 degrees, but keep the text at 0 degrees the entire time. (for example, 2 blocks, 1 above the other, the top one has the text, and you make the center of rotation to the bottom block, and when you rotate the top part, the text and the block rotates to the degrees, and I would like the text at 0 degrees)