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# Rotative Relative?

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Hello, I am using SE 2D to design wooden clock gears (aka wheels and pinions).

I would like to design one tooth and then rotate a copy and "paste" it around the wheel to put in all of the teeth.

I see how to do this with absolute angles. eg 12 degrees, 24 degrees, 36 degrees, etc.

Is there a way to rotate the copy relative to the last position? I would like to put a copy every 12 degrees without havin to type in a different angle each time.

Mike
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# Re: Rotative Relative?

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Start the Rotate Command
Step the Step box to 12 degrees
Select your Center point for rotation
Select the center of your tooth for the Point to Rotate From
Now start clicking around the circle placing one tooth at a time.

"mike.strickland@micromeritics.com"
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>
> Hello, I am using SE 2D to design wooden clock gears (aka wheels and
> pinions).
>
> I would like to design one tooth and then rotate a copy and "paste" it
> around the wheel to put in all of the teeth.
>
> I see how to do this with absolute angles. eg 12 degrees, 24 degrees,
> 36 degrees, etc.
>
> Is there a way to rotate the copy relative to the last position? I
> would like to put a copy every 12 degrees without havin to type in a
> different angle each time.
>
>
> Mike
>
>
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> mike.strickland@micromeritics.com
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# Re: Rotative Relative?

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But a better way would be to use the Pattern command. After selecting the
geometry go to the Sketching Tab, Draw command group, and look in the Mirror
drop down.
David
"David L Rieschick" wrote in message
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> Start the Rotate Command
> Step the Step box to 12 degrees
> Select your Center point for rotation
> Select the center of your tooth for the Point to Rotate From
> Now start clicking around the circle placing one tooth at a time.
>
>
> "mike.strickland@micromeritics.com"
> wrote
> in message
>>
>> Hello, I am using SE 2D to design wooden clock gears (aka wheels and
>> pinions).
>>
>> I would like to design one tooth and then rotate a copy and "paste" it
>> around the wheel to put in all of the teeth.
>>
>> I see how to do this with absolute angles. eg 12 degrees, 24 degrees,
>> 36 degrees, etc.
>>
>> Is there a way to rotate the copy relative to the last position? I
>> would like to put a copy every 12 degrees without havin to type in a
>> different angle each time.
>>
>>
>> Mike
>>
>>
>> --
>> mike.strickland@micromeritics.com
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> mike.strickland@micromeritics.com's Profile:
>> http://bbsnotes.ugs.com/vbulletin/member.php?userid=116570
>>

>
>

# Re: Rotative Relative?

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Mike,
You can create all of the copies at one time.
Use the Circular Pattern command.
Select the geometry you want to pattern.
This will enable the Circular Pattern command.
The command is in the drop list under the Mirror command.
Regards,
Rick B.