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Rotates objects around a base point.

Access Methods


 Ribbon: Home tabModify panelRotateNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace
 Menu: ModifyRotateNot available in menus in the current workspace
 Toolbar: Modify 
 Shortcut menu: Select the objects to rotate, and right-click in the drawing area. Click Rotate.


You can rotate selected objects around a base point to an absolute angle.

List of Prompts

The following prompts are displayed.

Current positive angle in UCS: ANGDIR=current ANGBASE=current

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

Specify base point: Specify a point

Specify rotation angle or [Copy/Reference]: Enter an angle, specify a point, enter c, or enter r

Rotation Angle

Determines how far an object rotates around the base point.

The axis of rotation passes through the specified base point and is parallel to the Z axis of the current UCS.


Creates a copy of the selected objects for rotation.


Rotates objects from a specified angle to a new, absolute angle.

When you rotate a viewport object, the borders of the viewport remain parallel to the edges of the drawing area.