Rotate around a specific point, while zoomed in?


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Is there a rotate function similar to point to point move?  I have CAD lines from a site plan imported in and blocked together,  I need to rotate the site plan block to align with the house, basically horizontal rather than the line's actual bearing.  I can get close with the edit handles but would like to be more precise.  Such as, if I place the corner of the setbacks at the corner of roof, can I rotate the block around that specific point?  Or can I rotate the block from some bearing line and snap it to 0 degrees?  In CAD this would be a reference then snap to ortho.  I can't figure out how to phrase a question for this search.

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1 hour ago, madcowscarnival said:

can I rotate the block around that specific point?

For anyone that finds this thread, you can always place a CAD point:

CAD/Points/Place Point-

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and then Edit/Edit Behaviors/Enable Rotate/Resize About Current Point-

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Not sure if this is what you're after, but to get a site survey perfectly parallel to a house, once I have the survey drawn (imported in your case) I select the line I want to be parallel to the house, open it, highlight and copy its angle, then select the entire survey, open transform/replicate, and paste that angle into the angle command. Sometimes I have to rotate the survey 90° one way or the other, but this method aligns them perfectly.

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I am talking off the top of my head here as I don't have access to Chief at the moment.

This may or may not help your particular situation.

There is a option with Make Parallel, to rotate the selected line, or rotate the whole poly line.

I think you access the option by double clicking the Make Parallel tool.

That’s as best as I remember.

Saves entering angles etc.

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Make Parallel/Perpendicular with Polyline Based Objects


The Make Parallel/Perpendicular edit button usually adjusts the angle of a selected polyline edge. See Using Make Parallel/Perpendicular.


To rotate the entire polyline instead, double-click the Make Parallel  edit button to open the Make Parallel dialog.
 

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Choose to either Rotate Selected Edge Only, or Rotate Entire Polyline. This setting is global, affecting all files, and is retained during the current program session.


Polylines rotate according to the current Rotate/Resize About setting. See Behaviors Panel.

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