Moving, Rotating, and Scaling an Object
Concept Procedure Quick Reference

To move, rotate, or scale an object

  1. Click Tools tabMap Edit panelTransform. At the Command prompt, enter adetransform.
  2. Specify whether you want to select objects or use all objects on a specified layer.
  3. Select the objects you want to transform, or select a layer.
  4. Define the base point.

    The rotation and scaling occur around this point.

  5. Specify a base rotation and scale, separated by a comma. For a simple transformation, set the base rotation to 0 and the base scale to 1.
  6. Define a new zero point.

    Selected objects are offset by the difference between the original base point and the new point.

  7. Define a new rotation and scale, separated by a comma.

    Selected objects are rotated the difference between the new rotation and the old rotation. They are scaled based on the ratio of the new scale to the old scale.