Rotating Civil 3D Point Symbols Independent of Label Text

Point Symbols can be quickly and easily rotated in Civil 3D by using the Rotate Point grip.  However, I am often asked if there is a way to rotate the point symbol without rotating the point label as shown below.


The answer here lies within the Point Label Style.  Start by editing the Point Label Style.  Then select the General tab of the Label Style Composer and set the Orientation Reference to either View or World Coordinate System.  View will keep the label oriented the same no matter what the rotation of your viewport in the layout, while World Coordinate System will keep the label oriented to the WCS at all times.


Once you make this change to the Point Label Style the test will no longer be orientated to the Point Object and you can rotate the symbol independent from the text as shown below.6

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