5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 29, 2016 7:58 AM by Doug Seibel

    Cannot rotate a part about a fixed axis by a certain number of degrees

    Dmitry Ponomarev

      Sorry, this is a really simple question about the ever frustrating interface of Solidworks 2013.


      If I choose Move Component->Rotate Component in an Assembly


      I can rotate the Component by Delta XYZ by the right number of degrees but this rotation is limited to rotating around the origin axis.


      I want to do a rotation About Entity. I can pick the axis I want to rotate about, but the solidworks interface only allows me to rotate with Standard Drag, Collision Detection, or Physical Dynamics.

      I want to instead be able to rotate 180 degrees About my axis, but I cannot do this with free drag as it gives me an inaccurate rotation.


      How do I rotate by a certain number of degrees about an axis I choose?