Rotating an object when I don't know the exact angle to rotate [SOLVED]

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Rotating an object when I don't know the exact angle to rotate [SOLVED]

Post by luggw1 » Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:44 pm

I'm using QCAD Pro 3.23.

I've got a situation where I want to rotate several objects by an angle I don't know, but I can locate the center and the start and end points of the rotation. Is there a command in QCAD that allows me to do this? I've poked around in the modification menu, but haven't found one...and I'm not sure how to phrase a question in Google to get the right answer.

Well, I guess I should have read the instructions first. I see there is a button on the Rotate dialog that is supposed to let me do exactly what I want...

However, after selecting the center of rotation, the dialog pops up and "center point" remains displayed in the pane at the bottom of the window. When I click the button to define the angle with the cursor, it highlights, but "center point" remains displayed in the pane at the bottom and nothing else works.

What might I be doing wrong?

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Re: Rotating an object when I don't know the exact angle to rotate

Post by petevick » Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:54 pm

Possibly using Align Reference Points ?? Not near Qcad to check.
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Re: Rotating an object when I don't know the exact angle to rotate

Post by Husky » Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:08 pm

luggw1 wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:44 pm
I've got a situation where I want to rotate several objects by an angle I don't know, but I can locate the center and the start and end points of the rotation. Is there a command in QCAD that allows me to do this?
Yes - you can use the mouse cursor to define the angle:

Select the entities, launch the rotate tool and activate in the dialog the cursor icon, confirm with ok ....

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... chose the start and end point of the angle - done.
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Re: Rotating an object when I don't know the exact angle to rotate

Post by petevick » Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:39 pm

How long have I been using Qcad?? and I didn't know that. Every day's a learning day. Cheers Husky :wink:
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Re: Rotating an object when I don't know the exact angle to rotate

Post by luggw1 » Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:12 pm

Husky wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:08 pm
luggw1 wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:44 pm
I've got a situation where I want to rotate several objects by an angle I don't know, but I can locate the center and the start and end points of the rotation. Is there a command in QCAD that allows me to do this?
Yes - you can use the mouse cursor to define the angle:

Select the entities, launch the rotate tool and activate in the dialog the cursor icon, confirm with ok ....


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... chose the start and end point of the angle - done.
Yes, I discovered that in the instructions after I originally posted my question, hence the update to my question. For some reason it isn't working for me. After I click the button you highlight, I get nothing - I can't select any points in the drawing. All I can do is select and deselect the button. Note that' I'm using V3.23.0.0 Pro. Is it possible that this feature was broken in this version? Or am I doing something else wrong? It seems so simple even I shouldn't be able to screw it up. :o

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Re: Rotating an object when I don't know the exact angle to rotate

Post by Husky » Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:28 pm

luggw1 wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:12 pm
All I can do is select and deselect the button.
Did you confirm the dialog with "OK"?
luggw1 wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:12 pm
Note that' I'm using V3.23.0.0 Pro. Is it possible that this feature was broken in this version?
Nope - the version works just fine.
luggw1 wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:12 pm
Or am I doing something else wrong?
Hmmmm, that could be ... :lol:


See by yourself ....

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Re: Rotating an object when I don't know the exact angle to rotate

Post by luggw1 » Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:19 pm

OK, I've got it now. I was expecting to specify the points as soon as I clicked the specify by points button. It didn't occur to me that I should click the OK button to proceed to the next step. Thanks for helping me extract my head from my...oh, never mind.

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Re: Rotating an object when I don't know the exact angle to rotate

Post by Husky » Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:28 am

luggw1 wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:19 pm
It didn't occur to me that I should click the OK button to proceed to the next step.
There is an alternative option which works without the popup dialog. Maybe that suits your workflow better ....

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Re: Rotating an object when I don't know the exact angle to rotate [SOLVED]

Post by luggw1 » Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:51 am

Thanks for the pointer, I'll have to look into it. It looks like it might just work out better.

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Re: Rotating an object when I don't know the exact angle to rotate

Post by Panchdara » Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:52 pm

petevick wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:39 pm
How long have I been using Qcad?? and I didn't know that. Every day's a learning day. Cheers Husky :wink:
Between yourself, Andrew, CVH, Mr H, Ryan and everybody else.... the "QCAD" flexibility seems endless. I must admit (albeit slightly off topic)... every time I see updates I say to myself "finally the perfect application"... then Andrew introduces an even "more" perfect application. :oops:

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