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2D object: text always readable.

Anonymous
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Hi everyone,

We have been experimenting with 2D objects that change according to scale. The problem is that we can't make the text to stay readable. It turns with the object.
For info, the object is defined by 2D symbol, not by script.

I have found this page online
https://gdl.graphisoft.com/tips-and-tricks/how-to-make-an-always-readable-text-cs
but i have been told that it won't work because the object I have is not defined by script anyway... Could any one confirm this? Is there a way of making the object become defined by script automatically?

I have tried pasting the info on the example objects provided in that webpage but still the text turns with the object.

Thanks in advance.
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Anonymous
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but i have been told that it won't work because the object I have is not defined by script anyway... Could any one confirm this?
Yes. Probably the object you have created isn't well scripted/defined to do what you want. If I understand you correctly, you want the text object to show specific information, right?

Try to do the opposite: Open the example object and modify the Text part to suit your needs.

Hope this helps.
Barry Kelly
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Yes, the object needs to be scripted properly so you can isolate the text and un-rotate it as your object rotates.
There are a few post here about keeping text readable.

If you want to get into the GDL side of it, here are a couple but I am sure there are more.

https://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=50206&start=10

https://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=69848

I searched for +text + rotation
But maybe try +text +readable


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Anonymous
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Thank you both Braza and Barry. I'll check out the links and try your suggestions.