Are you smarter than a Cincinnatian?

October 31st, 2011

During last week’s SolidWorks 2012 rollout in Cincinnati, I asked if anyone knew how to rotate a part (that has no mates) inside of an assembly. We all know you can translate a part clicking on a face and dragging it, but no one could give me an easier way than going to the assembly toolbar and choosing “Rotate Component”


There is an easier way. Do you know it? Are you smarter than a Cincinnatian? The answer, after a word from our sponsor:
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Answer: Instead of left mouse button clicking on a face, use the right button, the part will rotate.

Award yourself 10 Great Aunt Eleanor points if you knew this one!

Jeff Sweeney

CSWE Engineering Data Specialist 3DVision Technologies

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One Response to “Are you smarter than a Cincinnatian?”

  1. Alin says:

    Jeff, if you want even more fun (read more control) over rotating or moving that component, RMB on it and select “Move with triad”. Play with the nicely colored arrows and circles. :)

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