Rotate Tool: Rotating precisely

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Rotating precisely

The degree of rotation you have indicated appears in angular degrees in the Measurements Toolbar while rotating. You can also manually enter in angular rotation or slope values directly into the Measurements Toolbar while rotating geometry.

Entering an angular rotation value

To specify an exact angle in degrees, type a decimal value into the Measurements Toolbar while rotating the cursor around the protractor. For example, typing in 34.1 will give you an exact 34.1 degree angle. Negative values will move angle in a counter-clockwise direction. You can specify an exact angular value either during or immediately after your rotation operation.

Entering a slope value

To specify a new angle as a slope, type in the two values separated by a colon in the Measurements Toolbar, such as 8:12. Negative values will move angle in a counter-clockwise direction. You can specify an exact angular value either during or immediately after your rotation operation.