Altium Designer Documentation


Created: June 11, 2016 | Updated: April 11, 2017

Parent page: CAMtastic Commands

The following pre-packaged resource, derived from this base command, is available:

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to rotate selected objects about a specified rotation 'base' point, in the current document.


This command can be accessed from the CAMtastic Editor by:

  • Choosing the Edit » Rotate command from the main menus.
  • Clicking the  button, on the Editing Tools drop-down () of the Utilities toolbar.
  • Using the Ctrl+R keyboard shortcut.


After launching the command, the cursor will change to a square and you will enter rotation mode. The procedure involves the following sequence of actions:

  1. Click on the objects that are to be rotated, making them selected. Clicking away from an object allows you to drag a selection area, for including multiple objects in the selection. Selection is cumulative.
  2. When all required objects have been selected, right-click.
  3. You will then be prompted to select a base point. This is the point about which rotation will occur. Move the cursor to the required location and click to define this base point.
  4. The Enter Value dialog will now appear, from where you can enter a value for the rotation, in degrees. After clicking OK, the selection will be rotated about the base point, and by the rotation angle specified.
  5. Continue selecting further objects to rotate, or right-click, or press Esc, to exit rotation mode.


  1. When specifying the rotation angle, enter a positive value for anti-clockwise rotation, or a negative value for clockwise rotation.


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