Step-by-Step Guide to How to Rotate a Part in Solidworks

Welcome to our guide on how to rotate a part in SolidWorks. In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of rotating parts in SolidWorks.


Before you begin, you'll need to make sure that you have the following:

  • SolidWorks
  • Knowledge of basic SolidWorks commands

Step 1: Open and Load SolidWorks

Start off by opening the SolidWorks application. Once loaded, open the required file.

Step 2: Switch to Rotate Tools On Left Bar

Head over to the left bar of the window, and click on the rotate icon. Notice that upon selecting the rotate icon, you will see new options appear on the left bar.

Step 3: Click and Drag Picture to Select Object to Rotate

Now, click on the picture and drag it to select the object you wish to rotate. Zoom in and out of the picture to ensure you are working on the right object.

Step 4: Adjust View

Once the object is selected, adjust the view so that you have a better understanding of the object. You can do this by choosing the ‘View’ option at the top bar.

Step 5: Click “Rotate”

Once the view is adjusted, select the ‘Rotate’ option from the left bar.

Step 6: Rotate the Object

You can now rotate the object to the desired angle. Aligning your object with the grid for accurate results is recommended.

Step 7: Click “Done”

Once you have the object at the desired angle, click the “Done” option at the left bar.

Step 8: Save the Changes

Finally, save the changes you have made.



How do I open and load SolidWorks?

Open and loading SolidWorks is simple. To begin, double-click on the SolidWorks icon on your computer. The program will open and you can then click on the file you wish to open.

What options appear when I click on the rotate icon?

Clicking on the rotate icon in SolidWorks will reveal a number of options on the left bar, including options to ‘Rotate’, ‘Copy’, ‘Align’ and more.

How can I choose the right object to rotate?

Selecting the right object to rotate is important. To ensure you are working on the right object, click and drag the picture and zoom in and out.

What should I do to adjust the view?

To adjust the view, choose the ‘View’ option at the top bar. This will allow you to get a better understanding of the object that needs to be rotated.

How can I rotate the object to the desired angle?

Rotating the object to the desired angle is straight-forward. You can simply use your mouse to rotate the object and align it with the grid for accurate results.

What should I do after rotating the object?

After you are done rotating the object, click the “Done” option at the left bar. This will ensure that the changes made are saved.

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