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Rotate Around Axis

The Rotate Around Axis icon-transform-rotate-around-axis.png tool can rotate sketches, sketch profiles, edges, faces, or bodies around a selected axis. Use the following steps to use the Rotate Around Axis tool:

  1. Go to Transform > Rotate Around Axis.
    For more advanced options for accessing this tool, visit Accessing tools.
  2. Select the sketches, sketch profiles, edges, faces, or bodies you want to rotate.
  3. Select Next
  4. Select an axis, line, or edge you want to revolve around.
  5. If you want to rotate a copy of your selection rather than the original, select the Copy badge.
    Note: The Copy badge icon-generic-copy-true.png appears as blue when selected.
  6. Use the gizmo to rotate around the axis.
  7. Select Done.

History settings

To manage history settings for the Rotate Around Axis action, find the step for your specific rotation around an axis and then view or modify the following:

  • Target Bodies – Click/tap Edit… or Select… to choose a different target body and then select Done to finish.
  • Target Faces – Click/tap Edit… or Select… to choose a different target face and then select Done to finish.
  • Target Edges – Click/tap Edit… or Select… to choose a different target edge and then select Done to finish.
  • Axis – Click/tap Edit… or Select… to choose a different axis and then select Done to finish.
  • Angle – Enter a new value for your preferred angle.
  • Copy – Toggle the slider to turn on or off the original copy.

    rotate-around-axis-history.png

 

Learn more by watching the video below:

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