Rotate
KeyCreator \ Transform \ Rotate

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Location: Transform>Rotate

The XForm>Rotate functions revolve geometry about a specified axis by a given number of degrees. When using these functions, it will be important to keep the following in mind:

  • A positive rotation angle rotates the selected entities counterclockwise.

  • An axis defined by two position points from the first position to the second.

  • An axis defined by one position point in the direction of the Z axis, as it relates to the Construction View.

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Using the Function:

  1. Select Rotate from the Transform Menu.

  2. Select Move, Copy, or Join (see icons below) from the submenu.

             image\RotateMoveL.gif Rotate>Move

             image\RotateCopyL.gif Rotate>Copy

             image\RotateJoinL.gif Rotate>Join

  1. If Join is selected, you must indicate whether you want to use Arcs or Lines as joining entities.

  2. Select the entities you intend to rotate.

  3. If either Copy or Join is selected, you must enter the number of copies to be created.

  4. Indicate the first point on the rotational axis.

  5. Indicate the second point on the rotational axis, or select ACCEPT to make the axis normal to the construction plane.

  6. Enter the rotation angle. The transformation is completed.

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Above > Rotate>Copy. Three copies of the original rotated around the
rotation plane, or axis.