Welcome to the forum. Are you trying to rotate a part inside an assembly model? If so, you should check if the part is "fixed" (f) next to the part icon
In that case RMB on the part in the feature tree and select "Float"
The "(-)" symbol next to the part icon means the part is not fully constrained and you can move it.
Hope it helps.
Thank you for your response. It was informative and helpful. I figured that the first part that you put in the assembly became a referenced/fixed part. Therefore, I built the part differently and found that, indeed the first part is fixed and all the subsequent parts float. I rebuilt the the assembly and put the part that I wanted to rotate in in a later sequence, which worked.
I never got the triad symbol, which I thought curious.
I would have never found the things that you indicated. It will be very useful in the future.
How much time exactly have you spent in SW? Have you done the tutorials found in the help menu?
I have done some of the tutorials. I have spent maybe 40 hours with the software, including tutorial time. I may be dense, but there are gaps in the tutorials that take me quite a while to figure out. I decided to build some parts and found,that in many respects, the software is intuitive. However, due to my inexperience, the nuances in the software take a while to find.
Thanks for your response.
Hi Russell and welcome to the forum........
Please clarify, are you trying to do something from within a drawing or from within an assembly?
If it's from within an assembly, your issue could be relative to the mates you might have used and/or whether the part is set as rigid or flexible.
Please attach the assembly (including all parts) to this thread in one zip file so that people can help you.
Read this if you are unsure how to do it...... How can I attach a file to a forum post?
Thanks for the response. If you see the above response to Sergio, I am over this hump and stumbling along.
Thanks for the welcome.