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Rotating Entities

Use the Rotate command to rotate entities through an angle, about a base point.

To rotate entities:

  1. Click Modify > Rotate (or type Rotate).
  2. In the graphics area, select entities to rotate.
  3. Press Enter.
  4. Specify the pivot point.

    The pivot point is the point about which rotation occurs, typically a corner or a center of an entity. If the base point is the corner of a specified entity, the entities rotate on that corner. If the base point is the center of a specified entity, the entity stays in the same relative position, but spins about the base point.

  5. Enter the rotation angle or specify an option:
    • Reference. Specify a reference angle, then enter the new angle.

      To specify the new angle in the graphics area, specify the Point option.

      The selected entities rotate as specified.

    • Copy. Creates a copy of the specified entities.

      To create multiple copies, specify the Multiple option, then specify new reference angles.

      To finish duplicating entities, press Enter.

  When you rotate, set the Ortho mode to constrain the angle of rotation to 90° intervals.


Command: Rotate

Menu: Modify > Rotate

Related Topics

Setting Ortho Mode

Parent Topic

Modifying Entities

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