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Rotate snap not adhering to 45 degree turns

New Here ,
Feb 02, 2023 Feb 02, 2023

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I'm trying to rotate a group of objects 180 degrees. I noticed that when I hold the shift key and go to click down to rotate, it'll turn just a hair before I actually rotate. I'm attaching a video of me holding shift, and then going to click... and then I undo and recreate the issue a few more times. Not sure what is causing this. For simpler shapes, I can't seem to recreate this, but with these more complex group of objects, it's everytime. 

 

I've noticed this issue a few times when I run through my normal checklist of preparing files, where a vertical or horizontal line is off just a hair. Thought I was going crazy, but now seeing when this is occuring. Frustrating for sure. Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated.


iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2020

3.1 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i5

32 GB 2667 MHz DDR4

AMD Radeon Pro 5300 4 GB


Illustrator v 26.4.1

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Mentor , Feb 03, 2023 Feb 03, 2023

Why not just hit the R key then return (or click select your axis point) and enter 180?

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Community Expert , Feb 03, 2023 Feb 03, 2023

@dang8813046 If you have certain angles you often rotate to, you could record an “Action” and assign a keyboard shortcut to that. This would be fast, too.

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Feb 03, 2023 Feb 03, 2023

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I can see that the the Smart Guides are initiated when you try to rotate. Did you try with Smart Guides turned off?

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Feb 03, 2023 Feb 03, 2023

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Rene, thank you for the quick reply. So I've been having a tough time recreating this issue today. It happened once, and then I haven't seen it again. I do think smart guides are having something to do with this, and it was locking to some other point in a separate object. And once I notice it happen again, I will try turning them off... but this is an issue, correct? There would be no intentional reason for this happening (that I can think of). The fact that I'm holding shift prior to the rotate should lock it in place at 0 degrees. So why the fraction of a degree adjustment?  I rely heavily on smart guides, so the additional step (while minimal) adds a great deal of time on by the end. Not to mention I need to retrain myself to turn them off before rotating each time? Not super ideal. Anyways, I'll touch base once I can recreate it. Thank you again.

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Feb 03, 2023 Feb 03, 2023

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For a few versions there are strange things happening when you use Smart guides together with Shift. Smart guides will also highlight 90° angles and horizontal/vertical moves, so that might have to do with it.

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Why not just hit the R key then return (or click select your axis point) and enter 180?

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I appreciate the suggestion.. The frequency in which I am duplicating the design and rotating would add a lot of time on working like that. At this stage in my process I'm rotating these designs multiple times per minute. If this was something I had to do every few minutes, I wouldn't mind.. Why press 10 buttons when this should take 1? Shortcuts and efficiency are what makes these tools practical.

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@dang8813046 If you have certain angles you often rotate to, you could record an “Action” and assign a keyboard shortcut to that. This would be fast, too.

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That's true. I guess I'll have to do that for now. Thanks for the suggestion

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No buttons, KEYS - R enter 180 enter - all on the keyboard - you don't have to move your hand or hold the shift key while you wiggle your mouse. It's one second. The keyboard is the definition of shortcuts and efficiency.

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