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Rotate objects

Added August 31, 2016 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2016i

Rotate objects

Rotate objects

You can copy or move an object in a model by rotating it around any line you choose. In a drawing, you can copy or move an object by rotating it around a given line on the work planeplane that the user has chosen in a model and that is currently active for working on in a model view

Newly created, copied, or moved model objects comply with the work plane. For example, shifting the work plane to follow a sloped plane makes it easier to model sloped structures.

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Note:

Positive rotation is according to the right-hand rule (clockwise when looking from the start point of the rotation axis).

Rotate around a line

Use the line option in the Rotate dialog box when you want to copy and rotate, or move and rotate objects around any given line in the model.

  1. Select the objects you want to copy or move.
  2. Activate the rotation command.
    • To copy and rotate, go to the Edit tab and click Copy special > Rotate .

      The Copy - Rotate dialog box opens.

    • To move and rotate, go to the Edit tab and click Move special > Rotate .

      The Move - Rotate dialog box opens.

  3. In the Around list, select line.
  4. Pick the start point of the rotation axis, or enter its coordinates.
  5. Pick the end point of the rotation axis, or enter its coordinates.
  6. If you are copying, enter the number of copies.
  7. If needed, enter the dZ value, which is the difference in position between the original and copied object in the z direction.
  8. Enter the rotation angle.
  9. Click Copy or Move.

    The objects are rotated accordingly.

Example

In this example, a fittingadjustment of a part end

plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.

is copied and rotated around a construction lineconstruction object that represents a line between two points

that is located at the following coordinates.

As a result, the copied fitting plates follow the curve of the concrete panel.

Rotate around the z axis

Use the Z option in the Rotate dialog box when you want to copy and rotate, or move and rotate objects around the z axis in the model.

  1. Select the objects you want to copy or move. For example:

  2. Activate the rotation command.
    • To copy and rotate, go to the Edit tab and click Copy special > Rotate .

      The Copy - Rotate dialog box opens.

    • To move and rotate, go to the Edit tab and click Move special > Rotate .

      The Move - Rotate dialog box opens.

  3. Select Z in the Around list.
  4. Pick a point to define the rotation axis, or enter its coordinates.

    In the example below, the red cross indicates the picked point.

  5. If you are copying, enter the number of copies.
  6. If needed, enter the dZ value, which is the difference in position between the original and copied object in the z direction.
  7. Enter the rotation angle. For example:

  8. Click Copy or Move.

    The objects are rotated accordingly.

Rotate drawing objects

Use this option when you want to rotate drawing objects on the work plane.

  1. Select the objects you want to copy or move.
  2. Activate the rotation command.
    • To copy and rotate, go to the Drawings tab and click Copy > Rotate .

      The Copy - Rotate dialog box opens.

    • To move and rotate, go to the Drawings tab and click Move > Rotate .

      The Move - Rotate dialog box opens.

  3. Pick a point, or enter its coordinates.
  4. If you are copying, enter the number of copies.
  5. Enter the rotation angle.
  6. Click Copy or Move.

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