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Rotating a spline.
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* October 10, 2009, 11:31:08 AM
I'd like to turn a spline slightly.

I've moved the center to the one end that I  want fixed. Now using the rotation handle rotates it OK but I cannot zoom in close enough to pick the point that I want for completion (the rotation handle is off the screen)

The only way I can figure out is to use the rotation field and enter values until I get where I want to.

Is there another way?

Ed

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* October 10, 2009, 11:57:04 AM
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You could try using the Rotate Selected Entities tool. It allows you to select an anchor point and source point.



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* October 10, 2009, 03:53:49 PM
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You can relocate the rotation handle to any point in the drawing, by clicking on it while pressing ctrl, including placing it on the point you want to move.  The scale of the rotation, the "leverage ratio" of the rotation is raised (ie more handle movement, finer rotation) by moving  further away from the selector reference point.  Set up a second window at maximum scale to observe the result at the point you want it.  You can visually adjust the rotation with the point very finely with the destination point and rotation handle in different windows at different zoom and rotation factors.

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* October 11, 2009, 12:54:49 AM
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I'd like to turn a spline slightly.

I've moved the center to the one end that I  want fixed. Now using the rotation handle rotates it OK but I cannot zoom in close enough to pick the point that I want for completion (the rotation handle is off the screen)

The only way I can figure out is to use the rotation field and enter values until I get where I want to.

Is there another way?

Ed
It sounds like you want to rotate by a precise amount so as to line up with something else. If that is the case, then this post may help.
http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,1030.msg5575.html#msg5575

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