rockyshepheard

Where in the manual

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is the topic of 3D rotation. There is an icon I occasionally get which allows me to select an axis and a rotation amount.

If I make a polyline solid or build face I don't see it. I typically get it when I import a 3DS file.

Can someone direct me to the chapter?

Thx

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You might be referring to symbol rotation 1870985391_EditSymbolSpecificationTool.jpg.3509f3e4b33c155226fb8bc11edcb59c.jpg   or transform and replicate 168798831_TransformReplicateObjecttool.JPG.efdea52850d6b93115474a2a7a3663f9.JPG  has rotation settings.

Hover on the tool icon and press F1 for more info or open the DBX and click HELP.

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That is it. I think I have figured out the object I am trying to rotate in 3D has to be a library symbol. Trouble is when I import an exported object, it says it has not faces.

But I know it was an extruded object before I exported it to dwg.

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2 minutes ago, rockyshepheard said:

Trouble is when I import an exported object, it says it has not faces.

But I know it was an extruded object before I exported it to dwg.

 

Not so sure chief does 3D DWG.  That would explain the lack of faces.  Try 3DS or DAE.

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I want to draw a rectangle, extrude it and convert to symbol but it greyed out. Any idea what rigid expectations CA has for an object such that it is convertible into a symbol?

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You can't extrude a rectangle.

Were you in a 3D view of floor plan?

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Just figured it out.

I draw a rectangle, give it thickness, go into 3D view and THEN convert to symbol. It isn't allowed in plan view obviously. :)

 

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