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Move, Copy, Rotate, Scale, or Stretch

Move, copy, rotate, scale, or stretch entities in sketches and drawings with the Move-Copy-Rotate-Scale-Stretch PropertyManager.

The Move and Copy operations do not create relations. To create relations, you must add relations.

Move or Copy Sketch Entities

To move or copy entities:

  1. In sketch mode:

Click Move Entities (Sketch toolbar) or Tools, Sketch Tools, Move.

 

- or -

Click Copy Entities (Sketch toolbar) or Tools, Sketch Tools, Copy.
 

Dimensions are moved or copied to the new location with the entities. Relations are moved or copied only if you select Keep relations.

 

  1. In the PropertyManager, under Entities to Move or Entities to Copy:

    1. Select sketch entities for Sketch item or annotations.

    2. Select Keep relations to maintain relations between sketch entities. When cleared, relations are broken only between selected entities and those that are not selected; relations among the selected entities are maintained.

  2. Under Parameters:
     

    Sketch Type

    Instructions for modifying parameters

    2D Sketch

    3D Sketch On Plane

    Do one of the following:

    • Select From/To, click Start point to set a Base point , and then drag to position the sketch entities.

    • Select X/Y and set values for Delta X and Delta Y to position the sketch entities.

    Click Repeat to modify the position of the sketch entities again by the same distance.

    3D Sketch

    Using the 3D triad:

    • Drag the sketch entities using the 3D move arrows:

    For details on using the 3D triad to move or copy entities, see Triad.
     

    Using numeric values:

    • Under Translate, specify Delta X , Delta Y , and Delta Z .

    • Click Repeat to modify the position of the sketch entities again by the same distance.

 

  1. Click .

Rotate Sketch Entities

To rotate sketch entities:

  1. In sketch mode click Rotate Entities   (Sketch toolbar) or Tools, Sketch Tools, Rotate.

  2. In the PropertyManager, under Entities to Rotate:

    1. Select sketch entities for Sketch item or annotations.

    2. Select Keep relations to maintain relations between sketch entities. When cleared, relations are broken only between selected entities and those that are not selected; relations among the selected entities are maintained.

  3. Under Parameters:
     

    Sketch Type

    Instructions for modifying parameters

    2D Sketch

    3D Sketch On Plane

    1. Click Base Point (Rotate Point Defined) to set a Base point , and then click in the graphics area to set the Center of rotation.

    2. Set a value for Angle .

    3D Sketch

    To rotate the entities using the 3D triad, select a ring and drag.

    To change the rotation origin, drag the center ball.

    For details on using the 3D triad to rotate entities, see Triad.
     

    To specify the rotation numerically, specify values for rotation reference, origin, and angle directly in the PropertyManager.

    If sketch entities were selected when you clicked Rotate, these items appear:

    • Rotation Reference: Specify a line within the selected entities around which rotation occurs.

    • Rotation Reference Angle: Specify the angle to rotate the selected entities around the rotation reference.
       

    If no entities were selected, these items appear:

    • Rotation Reference. Specify a line within the selected entities around which rotation occurs.

    • Rotation Origin: Specify the rotation origin point relative to the X, Y, and Z origin.

    • Rotation Angle: Specify the rotation angle.

    When you click Rotation Reference and then select a line, Rotation Reference Angle appears and Rotation Origin and Rotation Angle disappear.

    To display
    Rotation Origin and Rotation Angle again, right-click Rotation Reference and then select Clear Selections.  
     

 

Scale Sketch Entities

To scale sketch entities:

  1. In Edit Sketch mode click Scale Entities (Sketch toolbar) or Tools, Sketch Tools, Scale.

  1. In the PropertyManager, under Entities to Scale, select sketch entities for Sketch item or annotations.

  1. Under Parameters:

  1. Click Base Point (Scale Point Defined) to set a Base point , and then click in the graphics area to set the point to Scale about.

  2. Set a value for Scale Factor . For example, specify 2 for double size, 0.5 for half size, and so on.

To keep the original sketch entities and create copies of the scaled entities:

  1. Select Copy.

  2. Specify a value for Number of Copies .

  1. Click .

Stretch Sketch Entities

To stretch sketch entities:

  1. In Edit Sketch mode click Stretch Entities (Sketch toolbar) or Tools, Sketch Tools, Stretch Entities.

  2. In the PropertyManager, under Entities to Stretch, select sketch entities for Sketch item or annotations.

  3. Under Parameters, select either From/To or X/Y:

    Parameter

    Instructions for modifying parameters

    From/To

    1. Click Base point and then click on the sketch to set a base point.

    2. Drag to stretch the sketch entities.

    When you release, the entities stretch to that point and the PropertyManager closes.
     

    X/Y

    1. Set values for Delta X and Delta Y to stretch the sketch entities.

    2. Click Repeat to stretch the entities again by the same distance.

    3. Click .

 

Related Topics

Specifying Note Position Using Move



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