How to Rotate Text on Revit

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How to Rotate Text on Revit
Rotating text in Revit is as simple as a click of the mouse. (Burke/Triolo Productions/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Revit is a 3D modelling program by Autodesk that allows for the addition of notes or annotations to a project. It is fairly simple to add text by clicking the "Annotate" tab at the top of the home screen and then clicking "Add Text" followed by typing the desired message. It is important to know how to rotate this text to any angle in order to accurately label a model or drawing done in Revit. For example, you may need to annotate a slanted wall at a specific angle.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Autodesk Revit Architecture

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Instructions

    Rotating Text

  1. 1

    Select the text you wish to rotate by clicking on it. This will automatically open the "Modify Text" tab.

  2. 2

    Click the "Rotate" button under the "Modify" tab to enter rotation mode. Notice that the text will be highlighted in a light blue colour and a dashed line will appear around the text box.

  3. 3

    Move your cursor around the text and notice that the angle changes as you move your mouse. Select a starting angle by clicking once. This will determine the position of the text that you will be rotating.

  4. 4

    Click again once the desired degree of rotation is reached. This precise measurement can be seen changing as you move your mouse. You can either enter a specific angle of rotation by typing it in and pressing "Enter" on your keyboard, or by simply clicking once the desired angle is achieved. Your text will now be at the desired angle.

  5. 5

    Click the text again to rotate further if it is not at the desired angle. This process can be repeated as necessary, or undone by pressing "Ctrl" and "Z" together on your keyboard to step back one step.

Tips and warnings

  • Make sure to save frequently when using Revit to avoid data loss.

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