Rotate around the edge (origami modeling)

Hi, I want to model some origami models and I have a question about rotating technique. When When I want to rotate some geometry around an existing edge I always need to define additional box. Do you know maybe a better/simpler technique?

[Edit to include Colin’s important addition]

First select the face that will be rotated.

Start the Rotate tool, then drag it along the edge you want to rotate about. That will lock the axis of rotation about that edge.


Select geometry, Rotate tool, click on edge and hold down mouse and drag along edge.
The Rotate gizmo locks on the edge as its axis…


Before doing the click and drag along the rotate line with the Rotate tool, first select the face that will be rotated.

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