Jump to content

Vertical pipe labels

Recommended Posts

I'm drafting a black box theatre with a 4'x4' pipe grid.  I use the Lighting Pipe Tool to create the pipes, then use Spotlight>Object Conversion>Convert To Hanging Position.  When I do this for the vertical pipes (the pipes that run upstage/downstage) the pipe name is rotated 90 degrees.  How can I get the name to read right side up?  I used to know.

Link to comment

If you are drawing the pipe Vertical and it is say 90° in the OIP, then the resulting text, when you convert to a hanging position should also be rotated at 90°. If you are drawing a vertical pipe and want to get the text to be horizontal then group the pipe before you convert it.

Hope that works for you ....



Edited by markdd
Link to comment

I figured out my original workaround.  Use the Lighting Pipe Tool to create a pipe.  Select the pipe, then use Create Symbol.  Then use the Hanging Position Tool to insert the pipe in the drawing.  The pipe label will appear right side up.

Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...