Transform Rotation

The Transform feature is a type of feature modifier. This capability modifies a set of functional features of the active body by applying a transformation to them individually. The affected features retain their full functional behavior.

The command allows you to define four types of transformations:

  • Translation - Translates one or more features.
  • Rotation - Rotates one or more features about an axis.
  • Scaling - Resizes one or more features based on a ratio factor.
  • Symmetry - Applies a Symmetry transformation by reflection.
  • Affinity - Transforms the absolute size by multiplying a scale ratio.
  • Axis to Axis - Transposes the geometry from one reference axis system to another.

This scenario illustrates a rotation transform applied to a functional feature (pocket).


Open the Transform.CATPart document.



  1. Click the Transform icon .
    The Transform dialog box is displayed. Set the Transform type: Rotate


  2. Select Features to transform: Pocket.1

  3. Set Axis: Z Axis

  4. Set Angle: 45

  5. Click OK.