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Multiple Objects Alignment Query
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June 11, 2009, 10:16:06 AM
Is there a way of automatically aligning an object to the same angle (of rotation) of another object? See attached JPEG.

Pete

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* June 12, 2009, 12:16:40 AM
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I'm not sure if this is what you want, but while holding the Ctrl key, you can move the Reference point and Rotation nodes. There may be an easier way, but I can't think of it at the moment. ;-)

John R.



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* June 12, 2009, 05:56:05 AM
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Semi-automatically.  Use the assembly tools.  Which one is best for the job depends on the job.  For the example you illustrated, I'd draw a parallel line and use point and edge if it were 2D. Or use point and edge to the existing line if the offset wasn't necessary, or move the rectangle after the alignment.
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* June 12, 2009, 06:59:11 AM
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If I need to do this accurately, I use the angular dimension tool to determine the difference between the actual and required orientation (maybe having to draw a reference line on the entity to be rotated), then select the entity and enter the required angle in the appropriate inspector bar field.

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June 12, 2009, 07:16:43 AM
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Thanks, guys.  I tried John's method but couldn't replicate the result - I managed to move both points but the rectangle didn't realign. Both Murray's and Lemel's methods work fine and make TurboLife an important bit more easy.

Thanks again,
Pete

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June 25, 2009, 11:08:22 AM
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I think it will be easy to add this tool to alignement tool. For me this kind of need has to resolve in future.
Thank you

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