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Direct edit with move face - rotate face and snap parallel to another face

Question asked by Ciro Immobile on Mar 4, 2019
Latest reply on Mar 8, 2019 by Ciro Immobile


I'd like to use the SOLIDWORKS direct editing features to rotate a face parallel to another face.

Like in this video from 2:33 to 2:57.

Rotating Base Solids Using Direct Manipulation - YouTube

I believe rotate operation does not have a "snap parallel" option, but I'm looking for a workflow to make this operation as quick as possibile, and most importantly, not having to do the calculation of the rotation angle myself (sometimes you get numbers with lots of decimals and it's not easy to find the number that will make the face exactly parallel).

I cannot share the component I'm working on for confidentiality reasons, but I've made up a simple example to work on (it's in attach):


Is there an elegant solution for this ?

Thank you.