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Rotating Sketch Entities

To rotate sketch entities:

  1. In sketch mode click Rotate Entities Tool_Rotate_Entities_Sketch.gif (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 Base_point_Move_Copy.gif, and then click in the graphics area to set the Center of rotation.
    2. Set a value for Angle PM_angle.gif.
    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 Dragging or Rotating Objects with the 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:
    • select_edges_vertex.png Rotation Reference: Specify a line within the selected entities around which rotation occurs.
    • PM_angle.gif Angle: Specify the angle to rotate the selected entities around the rotation reference.

    If no entities were selected, these items appear:

    • select_edges_vertex.png Rotation Reference. Specify a line within the selected entities around which rotation occurs.
    • PM_Center_X_Coordinate.gif PM_Center_Y_Coordinate.gif PM_Center_Z_Coordinate.gif Rotation Origin: Specify the rotation origin point relative to the X, Y, and Z origin.
    • PM_angle_x.gif PM_angle_Y.gif PM_angle_Z.gif 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.

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