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Re: Text orientation
FWIW, BS308 Part 1 section 7.4 says -
"Orientation of lettering.
When a landscape format drawing sheet is used with the title block at the bottom right-hand corner, notes should be lettered parallel to the long side of the sheet. When a landscape format drawing sheet is used in portrait position, the title block should appear at the left-hand side and notes should be lettered perpendicular to the long side of the sheet."
So, notes should be read horizontally, left to right - no surprise there.
Also, BS308 Part 2 section 5.3.1 says -
"Arrangement of dimensions, general.
Dimensions should be arranged so that the direction of reading is from the bottom of the drawing or from the right-hand side of the drawing, as shown in figures 15 and 16. Dimesions should preferably be placed outside the zones shown hatched in figure 15."
Looking at figure 15 (below) it is obviously intended that this question should be avoided.
So, no help there but at least it's an "official" no help.
(BTW, figure 16 relates to angular dimensions so is no help either.)
Last edited by jaberwok; 2010-08-31 at 10:28 PM.
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