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Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 1:42:05 PM | 2D nested annotation symbol doesn't show when family is sloped in 3D

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I have a union pipe fitting family. Nested in the family there is a 2D plan view symbol annotation family. It all works fine when inserted into a level pipe, but if the pipe has a slope, the 2D symbol cannot be seen. I suppose this is because we are no longer seeing a true plan view of the fitting, but rather a 3D view, and because the project view does not override the view at which the family is seen within the project.

has anyone else encountered disappearing nested 2D plan view symbols?

I tried creating the 2D symbol in the family itself with model lines, but this didn't work, either, and is not a good solution because the designers don't want the symbol to scale with the 3D family geometry.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.


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Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 2:55:47 PM | 2D nested annotation symbol doesn't show when family is sloped in 3D

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That would be correct.  Annotation sysmbols are 2D and only show when the view plane matches the symbol's plane. 

 

I hate nested symbols.


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Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 7:09:20 PM | 2D nested annotation symbol doesn't show when family is sloped in 3D

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Thanks for your quick response. I knew that but was hoping against hope that there'd be some great override to allow 2D symbols to respond to the project view, and not the family view.

Nested symbols are the only way I know to make a symbol that won't scale with the project. Our designers want to have the symbols print at the same absolute size regardless of the scale of the view. I don't know any other way to make that happen than with nested symbols. Do you?

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Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 7:58:56 PM | 2D nested annotation symbol doesn't show when family is sloped in 3D

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Can you use a detail component? They are 2D, view specific, and don't scale like a symbol.


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