2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 27, 2016 6:59 AM by Daniel Nicholson

    Rotate component about its own origin in an assembly?

    Daniel Nicholson

      I posted this in the solidworks assembly forum

      https://forum.solidworks.com/thread/87024

      but I am re-posting it here because it might be more applicable. I'm looking for a macro that would allow me to rotate a component(s) about that components origin instead of the origin of the assembly.

       

      Right now this is my process flow:

      Starting from a top-down view, I select a component in the assembly, right click, select move with triad, then right click the "z" ring of the triad, select rotate 90.

       

      What I would like to be able to do is have a component or multiple components selected, and hit a button to just rotate each of them 90 degrees about their own origin point. In this case, it would be about the "z" axis.

      Is this a macro anyone can help me with?

      Thanks!