Rotating elements


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Rotating elements

Another fundamental skill we need when using AutoCAD is the ability to rotate our objects. In this lesson, we'll explore the workflow behind the Rotate command. On my screen, I have some geometry that represents an arrow. Currently the arrow is pointing straight up or in the north direction. I would like to rotate this such that the arrow points to the east. This would involve a 90-degree rotation. To rotate the geometry, I will use the Rotate command. Rotate can be found in the Modify panel of the Ribbon. Once I launch the command, I will then select the object or objects that I'd like to rotate, and I'll press Enter.

Then I will specify the base point. The base point represents the point of rotation. I'm going to choose the midpoint of the lower end of the arrow. I'm using a running object snap to grab this location. Now, as I move my cursor, you can see that if I wanted to, I could free-pick a point onscreen to define the rotation. Instead, I'm going to type in a rotat...

Rotating elements
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Rotating elements provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2013 Essentials: 02 Drawing Fundamentals

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