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    Shifted text alignment in nested annotations

    I'm having some trouble with the text alignment of an annotation family.

    I have an annotation for a switch bank that loads properly into its family. However, once I load it into the project, the text inside the box shifts depending on the orientation of the wall on which it's hosted.

    For example, I can place the switch bank on a wall and it looks fine but if I place another instance on the opposite side (opposite orientation) the text shifts.

    Attached are pictures of the annotation family, the annotation inside it's family, and the family inside the project.

    Annotation family
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    Switch bank family
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    Loaded family- two identical instances with different text alignments
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    TD_Annotation_Switch Bank_3-Gang.rfaTD_Switch_3-Gang.rfa

    #2
    I have also run into this with my electrical families using nested generic annotations. I even tried dimensioning the labels to the finish plane to lock them down but it would seem that this behavior persisted. In the end, I moved my labels far enough away from my object so that a subtle shift wouldn't be as noticeable.

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      #3
      Try this. I added two yes/no parameters and copied your annotations. If "Normal Annotation" is on, then the ones you started with show and the others don't. If "Reverse Annotation" is on, then the opposite is true.

      I also used a formula to make sure that only one or the other is on.
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        #4
        It can be quite annoying that these results persist as you guys describe, however Revit is actually locating these static annotative elements in reference to symbolic origins and/or text justifications. The only user friendly solutions seem to be visibility of multiple nested families as Don has provided or the 'group with invisible line' method. I uploaded a family back here. I'm sure there may be other solutions. Be nice if the justification of text or an offset could have built in parameter control like say, reference points in an AC. But it will get complicated and tedious and sort of negates the use of nested annotations. Tags, the designed solution, become easier IMHO.
        There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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