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3D Rotate

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04-19-2006 01:39 PM
in 2006 the 3D rotate command was under the drop down menu modify/3D operations/Rotate 3D, this command was great for rotating a 2D or 3D object to various planes. Now 2007 has a 3D icon, unfortunately it works the same as the 2D rotate icon. I'm now unable to rotate any objects except; on plane around a 360 degree point. What's up with that?
*R. Robert Bell
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Re: 3D Rotate

04-19-2006 04:02 PM in reply to: sjmc
Select the plane on the icon that you need to rotate upon.

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in 2006 the 3D rotate command was under the drop down menu modify/3D
operations/Rotate 3D, this command was great for rotating a 2D or 3D object
to various planes. Now 2007 has a 3D icon, unfortunately it works the same
as the 2D rotate icon. I'm now unable to rotate any objects except; on plane
around a 360 degree point. What's up with that?
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Re: 3D Rotate

04-20-2006 10:26 AM in reply to: sjmc
this answer dosn't make sense?

The help says;

"To rotate objects in 3D space along a specified axis

On the dashboard, 3D Make control panel, click 3D Rotate.
Select the objects and subobjects you want to rotate.
Press and hold CTRL to select subobjects (faces, edges, and vertices). Release CTRL to select objects.

When you’re done selecting objects, press ENTER.
The rotate grip tool is displayed attached to the cursor.

Click to place the rotate grip tool, specifying the base point for the move.
Hover the cursor over an axis handle on the grip tool until it turns yellow and the vector displays, and then click. "

I don't see the rotate grip tool when I follow this proceedure, there is nothing attached to my cursor! on the command line it says "specify rotation angle or [copy/Reference] <0>:????? same as 2d rotate!
*R. Robert Bell
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Re: 3D Rotate

04-20-2006 10:31 AM in reply to: sjmc
Are you not seeing the tool (see attached image)?

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this answer dosn't make sense?

The help says;

"To rotate objects in 3D space along a specified axis

On the dashboard, 3D Make control panel, click 3D Rotate.
Select the objects and subobjects you want to rotate.
Press and hold CTRL to select subobjects (faces, edges, and vertices).
Release CTRL to select objects.

When you're done selecting objects, press ENTER.
The rotate grip tool is displayed attached to the cursor.

Click to place the rotate grip tool, specifying the base point for the move.
Hover the cursor over an axis handle on the grip tool until it turns yellow
and the vector displays, and then click. "

I don't see the rotate grip tool when I follow this proceedure, there is
nothing attached to my cursor! on the command line it says "specify rotation
angle or [copy/Reference] <0>:????? same as 2d rotate!
*R. Robert Bell
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Re: 3D Rotate

04-20-2006 10:51 AM in reply to: sjmc
(Attach from a network share failed previously.)

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Are you not seeing the tool (see attached image)?
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Re: 3D Rotate

04-20-2006 12:19 PM in reply to: sjmc
no, I do not see this tool when I use the 3d rotate command.
*R. Robert Bell
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Re: 3D Rotate

04-20-2006 12:48 PM in reply to: sjmc
Are you using the 3DRotate command from plan view?

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no, I do not see this tool when I use the 3d rotate command.
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Re: 3D Rotate

07-12-2006 02:49 AM in reply to: sjmc
I too am having problems with this "new improvement" to the command. The only solution I can suggest is that you-
Select view on the menu bar.
Select 3D view.
Then select SW isometric.
Then when you use the 3drotate command a three intersecting circles will appear, creating a sphere around the item you wish to rotate.
click on the circle that is in line with the axis you wish to rotate along.
admittedly I preferr the old way of rotating 3D items and would hope that Autodesk would revert back to the previous 3drotate command of earlier releases
*Bill Gilliss
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Re: 3D Rotate

07-17-2006 08:12 AM in reply to: sjmc
a.hindle wrote:
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> admittedly I preferr the old way of rotating 3D items and would hope that Autodesk would revert back to the previous 3drotate command of earlier releases

Amen Amen! There can get to be too much perfume on the pig. Rinsing it
off should be an option.
*Bill Gilliss
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Re: 3D Rotate

07-17-2006 08:38 AM in reply to: sjmc
Upon further examination, the ROTATE3D command in AutoCAD 2007 still
works the old way:

Command: rotate3d
Current positive angle: ANGDIR=counterclockwise ANGBASE=0
Select objects: 1 found
Select objects:
Specify first point on axis or define axis by
[Object/Last/View/Xaxis/Yaxis/Zaxis/2points]: _endp of Specify second
point on
axis: _endp of
Specify rotation angle or [Reference]: 90


Ahhh... happiness!

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a.hindle wrote:
> I too am having problems with this "new improvement" to the command. The only solution I can suggest is that you-
> Select view on the menu bar.
> Select 3D view.
> Then select SW isometric.
> Then when you use the 3drotate command a three intersecting circles will appear, creating a sphere around the item you wish to rotate.
> click on the circle that is in line with the axis you wish to rotate along.
> admittedly I preferr the old way of rotating 3D items and would hope that Autodesk would revert back to the previous 3drotate command of earlier releases
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