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Using a Triad to Rotate a Component

To rotate a component with a triad:

  1. Right-click a component and select Move with Triad.



  2. Select a ring and drag. Also:
    • To snap, right-click the selected ring and choose Snap while Dragging. Close to the ring, the snap increment is 90°. The increment decreases as the pointer moves further away from the ring.

    • To rotate in pre-set increments, right-click the selected ring and choose Rotate 90° or Rotate 180°.
    • To type specific increments, right-click the center sphere and select Show Rotate Delta XYZ Box.
  3. Click in the graphics area to turn off the triad.

    To move or align the triad:
    • Drag the center ball to drag the triad freely.
    • Alt + drag the center ball or an arm and drop it on an edge or face to align the triad with the edge or face.
    • Right-click the center ball and select Align to, Align with Component Origin, or Align with Assembly Origin.



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