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Rotate Text to Match View
Tip# 3876 By Tommy Shumpert On 22-Apr-2012
Rated By 0 users Downloaded : 1281
Categories : 2D Editing, Single-Line Text, Multiline Text
Software type : AutoCAD 2013
Rename File To : rototxt.lsp,__MACOSX/,__MACOSX/._rototxt.lsp
Fix text or mtext entities whose rotation angle is off.

If you work with UCS rotated views in AutoCAD, you may run across text and/or mtext entities whose rotation angle is just a bit off for one reason or another. This routine from Tommy Shumpert will set the selected text to zero (0) rotation regardless of the current view angle. Start by loading the LISP file, then type in the command ROV. Select text and/or mtext entities and press Enter. They will be rotated to zero (0) rotation relative to the current view. It also works with text entities in views rotated with Dview >Twist.


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Comment by White,Ryan
Posted on 2012-04-23 19:17:02
Very good tool, will make thing a little cleaner and easier. Only thing is that the Command Line Entry in the Lisp file is ROV and not ROT as specified here in the Article.
Comment by Shehata,Tawfik
Posted on 2012-04-24 01:20:00
Annotative M/Text can be set to appear as horizontal in all the drawing views regardless of their real angles, to do this, select the M/Text and set the “Match orientation to layout” option in the properties palette to “Yes”. Another method that can be used with Mtext but for one view only is to switch to the view, set the UCS to match the view (type UCS followed by V) then select the Mtext and set the “Rotation” option in the properties palette to 0.