Rotating a tube or pipe


#1

I am working with (a model) 4" PVC pipe, and have already pre-built the fittings i need such as the couplings and 90 degree turns as components.

but every time i try to rotate one of the fittings (or anything round/tubular, not square) i get odd angles.
as far as i can tell this is because i am setting my axis across the tube. but there is no strait line axis to grab to rotate.


#2

you could set the axis on all your components to the center of the pipe, better still, place a center reference line on a nominated layer and switch scenes where this and the pipe layer toggles to help you manipulate


#3

Have you tried using the rotate function of the Move tool? I have found this very useful with oddly shaped components.

Select the component
Select move tool
Move cursor toward a side if the bounding box and some red + signs should appear.
Click one and you can type the desired angle of rotation followed by enter.

Could be worth a shot, hope this helps.


#4

I did thank you, I figured that out about 2 min after i sent the post,

sorry for the bother, thanks for the help


#5

It’s no bother, that’s what the community’s here for. :wink:


#6

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