Rotating Components

Posted by admin 12/11/2015 0 Comment(s) FAQs,

How do I rotate a component?

 

The easiest way to rotate a component is through the mouse or spacebar instead of the Rotate menu item. To rotate a component upon initial placement in the schematic:

1) Choose the component that is to be placed.
2) Click and hold down the left mouse button to place the component on the schematic.
3) Hit the right mouse button or the spacebar to rotate the component through its eight possible orientations while holding the left mouse button down.

To rotate a component that has already been placed in the schematic:

1) Enable Select mode.
2) Click on the component using the left mouse button and hold the left mouse button down. The component should change to its select color.
3) Hit the right mouse button or the spacebar to rotate the component through its eight possible orientations while holding the left mouse button down.

Of course, the Rotate command available in the Box section of the Edit menu can also be used on a selected component. Using the Ctrl+R hotkey command is easier for this technique than accessing the menu command.