Here is the lesson how to use Rotate command in AutoCAD
Use Rotate to revolve objects about a base point by an angle.
- you can type the required angle at the keyboard
- or you can move your cursor & drag the revolved objects to the desired location then left-click to use the displayed orientation.
Positive angles normally rotate objects in a counter-clockwise direction (opposite to the image shown in the Rotate toolbar button)
- some drawings may use clockwise directions for positive angles (use Help to learn more about the ANGDIR system variable).
Here is how to use Rotate command
Current positive angle in UCS: ANGDIR=counterclockwise ANGBASE=0
Select objects: (use selection tools to select chairs)
Specify base point: (use CENTER osnap on table)
Specify rotation angle or [Reference]: 45 ↵
Select objects and Base point
Specify angle of rotation
PRACTICE; USING ROTATE COMMAND TUTORIAL IN AUTOCAD
Step 1 : Continue with the same drawing as the previous exercise. (if you did not complete the previous exercise you can Open the T106_4.dwg in your personal folder).
Step 2 : Pick Modify + Rotate and hold your pickbox over one of the chair BLOCK INSERTs near P1 and left-click to select this chair. Use the same technique to select the other chair and press <enter> to signal AutoCAD that you have selected all objects for Rotate.
Step 3 : Hold your crosshairs over the CIRCLE that represents the table to invoke a Center osnap and left-click to use this as the Base point.
Step 4 : Move your crosshairs around the screen (but do NOT left-click) & observe how you can drag the selected objects.
Step 5 : Enter 45 as the rotation angle.
You can left-click to use the dragged orientation (instead of typing a rotation angle and pressing <enter> at the keyboard).
Step 6 : Save your changes to this drawing then Close the file.