Move and Rotate

Toolbar / Icon:
Menu: Modify > Move and Rotate
Shortcut: M, R
Commands: moverotate | mr


Moves or copies and simultaneously rotates entities.


  1. Select the entities you want to move or copy.
  2. Launch this tool.
  3. Enter the rotation angle in the options toolbar
  4. Set the reference point with the mouse or enter a coordinate in the command line.
  5. Set the target point.
    In the figure below, the two reference points are labeled. The rotation angle in the example is 15 degrees and the number of copies four. This results in a total rotation angle of 60 degrees.
  6. The move and rotate dialog is displayed.
    To move the entities, choose "Delete Original", to copy them choose "Keep Original". You can also create any given number of copies at once by choosing "Multiple Copies" and entering the number of copies in the text line below.
    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".
  7. Click "OK" to move and rotate the entities.