About Rotating Sketch Geometry

You can rotate the sketch geometry within an active sketch. You can also rotate the sketch geometry when you paste a copied geometry or import existing geometry within an active sketch.

Consider the following points when you rotate sketch geometry:

• You can use the translation handle as the center of rotation.

• You can drag the translation handle independent of the geometry, and constrain it to:

◦ The geometry itself

◦ Other sketch geometry within the same sketch group

◦ Geometry that belongs to the subgroups within the active sketch group

◦ An external reference geometry, if the selected geometry is the top-level sketch

• You can select a reference to define the rotation reference. This reference can be a Sketcher point, Sketcher coordinate system, endpoint of geometry, construction, or reference geometry.

• If the translation handle is constrained to a Sketcher point, Sketcher coordinate system, or an endpoint of an entity, the constrained entity appears as a reference in the Rotate Resize tab.

• A counterclock icon appears along the rotation handle that identifies the positive rotation direction and the angle of rotation with respect to the original rotation.

• The rotation angle dimension is a temporary dimension. You can select this dimension and specify the required rotation angle or specify a value in the Rotate collector of the Rotate Resize tab.