Introduction

The Vertex Rotate tool is used to rotate a selection of vertices similarly to the SketchUp rotate tool.

Launching the Tool

Click the Vertex Rotate icon from the Artisan toolbar or choose Tools->Artisan->Vertex Rotate from the menu

Operation

  1. Launch the tool
  2. If a SketchUp selection is currently active, it will be transformed into a vertex selection. For example, if a face was selected before launching the tool, all vertices of that face will become selected when the Vertex Rotate tool is launched.
  3. If there is no SketchUp selection currently active, the last vertex selection in memory will be loaded.
  4. Click the first reference point to set the rotation plane and origin.
  5. Click the second reference point to align the bottom of the protractor
  6. Click the third reference point to complete the rotation operation
  7. Press ESCAPE to clear the selection. If there is no selection, hovering the mouse over an entity will select it.

Modifiers:

  • Press TAB to toggle between hard and soft selection modes
  • Hold SHIFT when choosing the first reference point to lock the plane of the protractor.