ROTATE3D
 
 
 

Moves objects about a 3D axis.

 Command entry: rotate3d

It is recommended that you use the gizmos available through the 3DMOVE and 3DROTATE commands to manipulate 3D objects. For more information about using gizmos, see Use Gizmos to Modify Objects.

Select objects: Use an object selection method and press ENTER when you finish

Specify first point on axis or define axis by [ Object/ Last/ View/ Xaxis/Yaxis/Zaxis/ 2points]: Specify a point, enter an option, or press ENTER

Object

Aligns the axis of rotation with an existing object.

Select a line, circle, arc or 2D-polyline segment:

Line

Aligns the axis of rotation with the line selected.

Rotation Angle

Rotates the object about the selected axis the specified amount from the current orientation.

Reference

Specifies the reference angle and the new angle.

Specify the reference angle <0>: Specify the starting angle

Specify the new angle: Specify the ending angle

The difference between the starting angle and the ending angle is the computed rotation angle.

Circle

Aligns the axis of rotation with the 3D axis of the circle (perpendicular to the plane of the circle and passing through the center of the circle).

Rotation Angle

Rotates the object about the selected axis the specified amount from the current orientation.

Reference

Specifies the reference angle and the new angle.

Specify the reference angle <0>: Specify the starting angle

Specify the new angle: Specify the ending angle

The difference between the starting angle and the ending angle is the computed rotation angle.

Arc

Aligns the axis of rotation with the 3D axis of the arc (perpendicular to the plane of the arc and passing through the center of the arc).

Rotation Angle

Rotates the object about the selected axis the specified amount from the current orientation.

Reference

Specifies the reference angle and the new angle.

Specify the reference angle <0>: Specify the starting angle

Specify the new angle: Specify the ending angle

The difference between the starting angle and the ending angle is the computed rotation angle.

2D Polyline Segment

Aligns the axis of rotation with a segment of the polyline. Treats a straight segment as a line segment. Treats an arc segment as an arc.

Specify rotation angle or [Reference]: Specify an angle or enter r

Rotation Angle

Rotates the object about the selected axis the specified amount from the current orientation.

Reference

Specifies the reference angle and the new angle.

Specify the reference angle <0>: Specify the starting angle

Specify the new angle: Specify the ending angle

The difference between the starting angle and the ending angle is the computed rotation angle.

Last

Uses the last axis of rotation.

Specify rotation angle or [Reference]: Specify an angle or enter r

Rotation Angle

Rotates the object about the selected axis the specified amount from the current orientation.

Reference

Specifies the reference angle and the new angle.

Specify the reference angle <0>: Specify the starting angle

Specify the new angle: Specify the ending angle

The difference between the starting angle and the ending angle is the computed rotation angle.

View

Aligns the axis of rotation with the viewing direction of the current viewport that passes through the selected point.

Specify a point on the view direction axis <0,0,0>:

Specify rotation angle or [Reference]: Specify an angle or enter r

Rotation Angle

Rotates the object about the selected axis the specified amount from the current orientation.

Reference

Specifies the reference angle and the new angle.

Specify the reference angle <0>: Specify the starting angle

Specify the new angle: Specify the ending angle

The difference between the starting angle and the ending angle is the computed rotation angle.

X Axis, Y Axis, Z Axis

Aligns the axis of rotation with one of the axes (X, Y, or Z) that pass through the selected point.

Specify a point on the (X, Y, or Z) axis <0,0,0>: Specify a point (1)

Specify rotation angle or [Reference]: Specify an angle or enter r

Rotation Angle

Rotates the object about the selected axis the specified amount from the current orientation.

Reference

Specifies the reference angle and the new angle.

Specify the reference angle <0>: Specify the starting angle

Specify the new angle: Specify the ending angle

The difference between the starting angle and the ending angle is the computed rotation angle.

2 Points

Uses two points to define the axis of rotation. Pressing ENTER at the main ROTATE3D prompt displays the following prompts. Specifying a point at the main prompt skips the prompt for the first point.

Specify first point on axis: Specify a point (1)

Specify second point on axis: Specify a point (2)

Specify rotation angle or [Reference]: Specify an angle or enter r

Rotation Angle

Rotates the object about the selected axis the specified amount from the current orientation.

Reference

Specifies the reference angle and the new angle.

Specify the reference angle <0>: Specify the starting angle

Specify the new angle: Specify the ending angle

The difference between the starting angle and the ending angle is the computed rotation angle.