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I am trying to rotate an arc while keeping one end of the arc stationary. I also tried this with a simple line. The line will let you

rotate it around it's center point but not locking one end and rotating around that end. 

 

Does anyone have any suggestions?

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

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Try using a temporary point and rotating with Transform and Replicate with About Current Point selected in the DBX.

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Thanks Chopsaw,

 

That works for making multiple copies of the arc and rotating them at the same time.

 

What I am trying to do is rotate the arc freely about one end of the arc. I do not want to

make copies of the arc.

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

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I just made copies to illustrate the motion that I assumed you were looking for.  Just rotate the amount you need without selecting copies.

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I have tried every option in the transform/Replicate DBX and every time the arc rotates at its center point, not the end point.

I added a temporary point at the end of the arc and that hasn't worked.

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In addition to using Transform/Replicate, here are 3 more solutions...

 

1.  Edit>Edit Behaviors>Rotate/Resize About Current Point.  Now drop a temporary point at one end of your arc and rotate it as you wish.

 

2.  Use the arc's dbx.  You'll need to lock the appropriate end of your arc and then use the Chord Angle to rotate your arc...

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3.  Just rotate using the normal rotate handle.  You can then re-position the arc by grabbing it by the appropriate end edit handle using your center mouse button (essentially tuns any edit handle into a move handle). 

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Thanks all. Michael's suggestion #1 is what I was looking for. I was looking to rotate the arc freely around one end of the arc.

 

Thank You.

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