Rotate Two

Toolbar / Icon:
Menu: Modify > Rotate Two
Shortcut: R, 2
Commands: rotate2 | r2


Rotates and counter-rotates entities. This tool can be useful to rotate entities around a center while maintaining the original orientation of the entities themselves.


  1. Select the entities you want to rotate and counter-rotate.
  2. Launch this tool.
  3. Set the center for the main rotation with the mouse or enter a coordinate in the command line.
  4. Set the center of the rotation for the individual objects. This second center of rotation is rotated together with the entities around the first center.
  5. The rotate two dialog is displayed where you can enter the rotation angle and counter-rotation angle.
    To delete the original entities, check "Delete Original", to copy them choose "Keep Original". You can also create any given number of copies by choosing "Multiple Copies".
    The new entities are placed on the same layer as the originals and have the same attributes. To use the current layer and current attributes instead, tick "Use current layer and attributes".
  6. Click "OK" to rotate the entities.