Is this practice acceptable in your office?
Found a new survey with the standard labeling on the drawing either being readable from the standard left to right view and the standard top to bottom view and the non-standard bottom to top view. Or some would reverse those last two as to which is their standard. Not sure I've ever seen a drawing dropping the view position willy nilly for no particular reason.
This was not a case of having the text follow the alignment of the direction of traversing the perimeter. This was on a 24 x 36 sheet, so for those who must rotate the sheet to read the text it would require flip flopping for no visible reason.
Proper drafting, reads from bottom, and right sides.
Worksheets are Willy nilly.
It may be good data, with poor presentation.
I'd prefer that, to bad data, and perfect presentation.
Cad hides a multitude of sins.
I was always taught by old-school guys that north is either up or to the left, and the text reads west to east. I think this is the same as what Nate's saying.
I prefer being able to read the text in the standard west to east position or south to north position. As the bearing deviates significantly I prefer to arrow in from the text to the line. Twisting the text to always follow the line would involve rotating the drawing all over the place to read comfortably.
One thing I discourage when using the arrow in approach is to have the arrows crossing. This can get very confusing.
Pre-retirement and working with production builders, all lot surveys, plot plans, finals, etc. were on legal size sheets with the lot and house positioned so the front of the house faced the bottom of the page. North arrows pointed every which way. No standards as far as I’m concerned. 😎