The Rotate command can be used to match an angle of an existing object or allow you to input an angle.
This tip is especially helpful when you don’t know the angle of the objects. maybe all you know is that the objects need to be rotated to match something else…
Start the ROTATE command.
The alias to start the command is RO <enter>
Select The objects that need to be rotated.
Hit <enter> when finished
Tip: You can Start the Rotate command from the right-click menu. Simply select the objects and then right-click and select “Rotate” Also note the other command that are available from this menu.
Specify the base point for the rotation. The base point is the pivot point that the objects will rotate around.
Use the sub-option “Reference” of the command by either selecting the blue R in the command line or by using R <enter>
Then pick 2 points to define the angle of the objects. This angle will match the angle in the next step.
Use the sub-option “Points” by clicking the blue P or by using P <enter> in the command line.
Pick 2 points to define the angle for the rotated objects.
Note: The order of the picked points from the “Reference” option will match the order of the “Points” option of the command.
The result will be similar as shown below:
Tip: The hot-grip method of the “Rotate” command does not have the “Points” sub-option of the command so it will help have the same result.
Just in case you don’t know how to start the hot-grip method:
The hot grip method lets you start some command without entering a command. You simply select the objects and then click on any grip. Notice how it becomes red? This is a “hot-grip.” Now if you right click, you see a limited (and different) right click menu. You can start other command from this menu.