Rotating object by angle

Rotating objects by specified angle

Especially useful after applying the angle to get to magnetic north. You are often left with a number of symbols, especially text, that also need rotated. Accurate and fast rotation can be effected via Object>RotateObject>Enter angle

Select the object, select the action, enter the angle – usually the same as the Grid Magnetic Angle that you applied and in the same direction. If reverse direction, just enter a minus sign before the angle you want.

You can select multiple symbols in the usual ways such as Select all instances of a symbol, holding CTRL while you select various symbols.

A nice touch is that in the same session, the angle is still there when you go back again for that overlooked symbol instance.


See also changing the angle of text.

What’s easier than the rotate tool to angle text, crossing points etc?

Ken you have been unobservant. Immediately left of the Rotation icon on the toolbar  is the Direction icon as highlighted below. Select the symbol instance then select the Direction tool and stroke the symbol instance in your preferred direction.

Indicate direction tool icon

In the menu it is Object | Indicate direction of area pattern, point or text object. Below are examples of the Direction tool applied. OCAD Help.

Angled example images