The ROTATE command is used to change the orientation of objects.
If orientation (see description in ADD) is given, that value will be added to the orientation of the selected object instead.
Prepending orientation with the character '=' causes the value not to be added, but instead to be set absolutely. For example
ROTATE =MR90 IC1
would set the orientation of element IC1 to MR90, regardless of its previous setting.
If element_name could be mistaken as an orientation parameter you need to quote that name, as in
ROTATE R45 'R1'
You can use Click&Drag to rotate an object by any angle. Just click on the object and move the mouse (with the mouse button held down) away from the object. After having moved the mouse a short distance, the object will start rotating. Move the mouse until the desired angle has been reached and then release the mouse button. If, at some point, you decide to rather not rotate the object, you can press the ESCape key while still holding the mouse button pressed. The same operation can be applied to a group by using the right mouse button. The group will be rotated around the point where the right mouse button has been pressed down.
When rotating an element, wires (tracks) connected to the element are moved at the connection points (beware of short circuits!).
Elements can only be rotated if the appropriate tOrigins/bOrigins layer is visible.
Text is always displayed so that it can be read from the bottom or from the right - even when rotated. Therefore after every two rotations it appears the same way, but the origin has moved from the lower left to the upper right corner. Remember this if a text appears to be unselectable!
If you want to have text that is printed "upside down", you can set the "Spin" flag for that text.
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