Discover how to rotate an object using the Move tool, rotating the object with a center pivot point.
- [Narrator] There are a few different ways…to rotate an object.…The first way is to use our move tool.…Activate it by clicking the letter M…or the move icon up here.…When I hover over an entity,…I'll notice that there are red plus signs…that pop up on each side of the face of the bounding box.…Click and release on one of those plus signs…to rotate the object.…You can see the angle in the measurements box below.…If you're having trouble rotating this…and it's spinning around a little bit too quickly,…try swinging wide with your cursor for more fluid movement.…
You can either click and release to drop it…or you can manually type in the angle that you would like.…90 degrees, enter.…I'm going to go ahead and hit undo.…Command C.…Another way to rotate objects is to use the rotate tool.…Here, this icon or the letter Q.…As I move my cursor throughout the model,…you can see the rotate tool align with the face…that it is currently on.…If you'd like lock in your move tool to a certain axis,…you can use the arrow keys.…
Right arrow is for red, left arrow for green,…
- Navigating the interface for Mac and Windows
- Customizing toolbars
- Selecting and moving objects
- Drawing lines and shapes
- Modeling from a floor plan image
- Resizing and rotating objects
- Using organizational tools
- Working with components
- Creating and applying materials
- Animating and exporting your drawings
Skill Level Beginner
SketchUp Pro: Dynamic Componentswith Scott Onstott3h 13m Intermediate
What you should know1m 16s
1. The SketchUp Interface
2. Manipulate Objects
3. Drawing in SketchUp
4. Modeling from a Floor Plan Image
7. Document and Stylize
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