Rotating Components

This task shows you the two ways of rotating a component:
If you are working in Assembly Design workbench, this task is P1-only.
  Using P2 configuration, you can rotate constrained components by means of the Shift key and the compass.
The element to be rotated must belong to the active component.
  The option "Automatic switch to Design mode" is available for this command. For more about this option, refer to Access to geometry in the Infrastructure User's Guide.
  Open the Moving_Components_01 document.
  1. Click the Translate or Rotation icon:  


The Move dialog box is displayed. Translation options are available. To find out how to translate components, refer to Translating Components.

  1. Click the Rotation tab.

  1. Select the component you wish to rotate, that is CRIC_BRANCH_1.


Entering a Rotation Angle

  1. For example, check the Axis Y option to specify the axis of rotation.

  1. Enter 90 as the angle value in the Angle field.


The selected component is rotated accordingly.

  1. Click OK to close the dialog box.

  1. Repeat steps 1, 2 and 3.


Selecting Geometry to Define the Axis of Rotation

  1. Click the Selection button to define a new rotation with respect to a geometrical element.

  1. Select the edge as shown to specify the new rotation axis.

  1. Enter 90 in the Angle field.

  1. Click Apply to rotate the red component.


You can apply this rotation to any other components. You just need to select it and click the Apply button.

  1. Click OK to exit.