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Piece Rotation by Edge

This feature allows you to rotate a piece vertically or horizontally using the piece edges. You can rotate the piece by selecting one edge, or by selecting two points on an edge of the piece.

To rotate a piece by an edge:

  1. In the 2D window, select the desired edge.

  2. In the Context view, select Line. The line options are displayed

  3. Under Actions, select Rotate Piece by Edge.

    Rotate Piece by Edge

    Rotation direction options are displayed.

    Piece rotation directions

  4. Select the desired rotation direction option. The piece is rotated accordingly.

The following images shows horizontal piece rotation by edge.

Horizontal piece rotation

The following images shows vertical piece rotation by edge.

Vertical piece rotation

To rotate a piece by selecting two points:

  1. Select two points on an edge of a piece.

  2. Right click to display options.

  3. Hover the cursor over Rotate Piece option. Rotation direction options are displayed.

    Rotate piece direction options

  4. Select the desired rotation direction. The piece is rotated accordingly.

The following image shows piece rotation by points using the right click.

Piece rotation by points

You can also rotate a piece perpendicular or parallel using a grain line on the piece. You can rotate the piece by selecting a grain line, or by selecting two points on a grain line.

To flip the piece using a grain line:

  1. In the 2D window, select the desired grain line.

  2. In the Context view, select Line. The line options are displayed

  3. Under Actions, select Rotate Grain Line by Edge.

    Rotate Piece by grain line

    Rotation direction options are displayed.

    Piece rotation by grain line directions

  4. Select the desired rotation direction option. The piece is rotated.

To rotate a piece using two points on a grain line:

  1. Select two points on a grain line.

  2. Right click to display options.

  3. Hover the cursor over Rotate Grain Line. Rotation direction options are displayed.

    Rotate grain line direction options

  4. Select the desired rotation direction. The piece is rotated accordingly.

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