Axial Rotation (Move/Copy)
KeyCreator \ Transform \ Mating \ Axial-Translation-(Move-Copy)

Location: Transform>Mating>Axial Rotation (or Axial Rotation Copy)

Note: The information below applies to the move function. Axial Rotation Copy is the same, except it copies the selected geometry, instead of moving it.

This function moves entities by rotating them about a specified axis, with the amount of rotation specified by an angle or by start and end positions.

Using the Function

See the geometry figure below.

  1. Select entities to be moved.

  2. Specify the rotation origin on one of the entities. The coordinate axes are calculated from the specified point and displayed. (The coordinate axes are displayed in red, light blue and yellow.)

  3. When the rotation axis is selected from the displayed coordinate axes, a virtual axis will be displayed.

  4. Specify the starting point of the rotation.

  5. Specify the ending point of the rotation.

  6. Determine the ending point by specifying the position or the angle.

  7. Select a position for the Entity Mate, or Skip or Accept to not create an associative Entity Mate


When the arrangement is confirmed, the Command Change dialog appears, for desired selections.

From this point forward the target point and transform origin are mated (associative) while the mating marker exists. For mating basics see the Mating Overview.