Rotating graphical shapes

Graphical objects can be rotated by menu command Object - Turn permanently. A dialog box appears, where you can specify the how many degrees the objects should rotate and around which point.

There are two types of rotating:

1. type (lines, polylines and Bezier curves) - each point of the object is rotated by given angle.

2. type (other objects) - only the mid-point of the object is rotated by given angle.

Let us illustrate rotating in an example, drawing a three phase machine:

step 1

Create the first branch of the machine. It is made up of two lines, three Bezier curves and an outlet.

step 2

Select all objects with the mouse pointer and save them to the clipboard by Ctrl + C. Then invoke menu command Object - Turn permanently. Enter 120° degrees in the dialog box and hit the OK button.

step 3

Insert the original branch by Ctrl + V. Select the branch with the mouse and turn the objects by -120°.

step 4

Insert the original branch again. Symbol is done.