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    Lines, Filled Region, and masks in tags changing insertion point

    I'm having an issue with insertion points of pipe tags. Our tag has an arrow built into it and when I added it to the family the tag trys to insert on either corner of the arrow. Is there a way to correct this behavior? Everything is set to not a reference.
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    Anyone have any ideas on this? It's been a while.

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    can you post the family?

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    Well, that would have been a good start, wouldn't it. Sorry. Here it is.
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    My guess, without looking at the file. Is that there is something in the tag that puts the vertical extents of the tag uncentered over the horizontal reference plane.


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    Ive seen the same problem before and it appears the origin of a tag is not affected by the 'Defines Origin' workplanes or the extents. The insertion point is the internal 0,0 origin of the tag family...which you cant see.
    If someone has moved the origin lines in the family they will no longer be on 0,0 and the tag will be inserted offset from the tagged object.

    You could try loading a dwg with a line at 0,0 into the tag family as a reference. Otherwise just move and reload until you get everything centred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josephpeel View Post
    Ive seen the same problem before and it appears the origin of a tag is not affected by the 'Defines Origin' workplanes or the extents. The insertion point is the internal 0,0 origin of the tag family...which you cant see.
    If someone has moved the origin lines in the family they will no longer be on 0,0 and the tag will be inserted offset from the tagged object.

    You could try loading a dwg with a line at 0,0 into the tag family as a reference. Otherwise just move and reload until you get everything centred.
    That sounds like it would cause a tag to always be offset by the same amount and in the same direction. In the image above you can see that the same tag on the return pipe is in two different positions that appear to be locking to the corners of the arrows.

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