Even though I rotate the horizontal symbol before I place it and make the choice of "right or down" it always goes to the right. Please help
The easiest way that I've found to do this is to insert an entire terminal strip (either choose left or right). Then we can select the entire strip we just inserted and go to the Modify tab > Rotate (select base coordinates and set the angle to 90 degrees) to make it vertical. If this seems too cumbersome, you might want to consider mapping rotation to a shortcut key. Mine is mapped to "R" for easy access.
I hope this helps! Please let me know if any clarification is needed.
Place a vertical DIN rail in the drawing first. Seems to me like it only will change the direction from right to down if it sees that you are placing over a rail that was rotated 90 degrees. When I place a terminal strip over empty space, it always goes right even if I rotate it. But if I rotate it and place it over a vertical rail, then it places the strip vertically as well.
Good point! This is absolutely correct - if a rail is already part of the 2D cabinet layout and it is vertical, we can place a terminal strip on the rail and it will automatically rotate (even though it doesn't initially look like it will). Without this, the easiest way to achieve the same result is the answer given above.
Due to the way SWE rotates symbols (symbol text is rotated/mirrored, but attribute text is not, and often ends up floating in space), in some cases, I've simply created a new symbol by copying the existing and rotating it as desired in symbol edit. I found spending this extra 5 minutes to set up this symbol has probably already saved me a couple of cumulative hours of rotating this symbol and re-positioning all of the attributes every time I want it facing the other direction. If you have a symbol with 50 attributes on it, I can almost guarantee it'd be quicker to edit the symbol than to move all those attributes (since the attributes can then be moved/rotated as a group, for example).
Maybe a little messier as far as having extra symbols floating around in the library, but IMO it's worth it.
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