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Rotating a sketch on plane

sunil_1sunil_1 Member Posts: 2
Hello,

I have managed to draw a sketch at an incorrect angle on plane. Is there a method to rotate the sketch?

Regards,

Sunil

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    brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor, User Group Leader Posts: 2,138 PRO
    No rotate command to rotate a sketch. However depending on how the sketch has been constrained and dimensioned it may be simple to rotate by grabbing and dragging, when the lines are blue they unconstrained and will move. First look at deleting any horizontal constraints, may take a few goes to find the right combination, cntrl z can come in handy to go back a step when you drag and destroy the existing sketch. 

    With complex sketches it will be quite hard to find the right combination of constraints to do a drag rotate while maintaining the sketches intent.

    The other alternative maybe to rotate the features created with the sketch after creation.
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    sunil_1sunil_1 Member Posts: 2
    Bruce, Thanks for the information. This will teach to start drawing a sketch on a plane at an angle without any coffee. 
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    3dexter3dexter Member Posts: 89 ✭✭✭
    This is possible in SolidWorks but not in Onshape!


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    3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,470 PRO
    Also possible to rotate/move/copy in Geomagic.

    After we have possibility to import dxf/dwg into sketch, I would like to see rotate/move/copy selected entities in Onshape too.
    //rami
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    billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 2,041 PRO
    Took a long time before you could rotate sketch entities in SW. Good news, shouldn't take as long in OS to have this functionality.
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    imagineeredimagineered Member Posts: 57 ✭✭
    @billy Was there almost day 1 in SE
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