Is it possible to use the Rotate Tool and zoom in on work?

Community Beginner ,
Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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I am drawing very long lines (about 40") and want to rotate them from one end and very precisely place the other end, which I need to use the Zoom tool to get in close and see what I am doing. This means I have to drag the curser all the way from where I drop the rotate marker to the other end. If I use the Zoom tool I lose my rotate point. Does anyone know how to zoom in without losing my point? Thanks.

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021
You could try if 2 windows for the same document works (Window >  New Window) and tiled (Window > Arrange > Tile) One with the entire line, the other zoomed in to the other end. Set the rotation center in the overview window, switch to the zoomed one and drag the endpoint.

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Most Valuable Participant , Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021
designingal,   In any case you can, Smart Guides being your friends:   1) Add a temporary circle that has W = H = 80", centred on the end Anchor Point you need to keep in place; 2) Group the line and the circle; 3) Switch to the Rotate Tool, zoom in on the other end Anchor Point and ClickDrag the Group by it until it is in place; 4) Ungroup and delete the circle.   If it is a simple line with only two end Anchor Points, you can drop the initial line and grouping, and:   1) Create a temporary cir...

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You could try if 2 windows for the same document works (Window >  New Window) and tiled (Window > Arrange > Tile)

One with the entire line, the other zoomed in to the other end.

Set the rotation center in the overview window, switch to the zoomed one and drag the endpoint.

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designingal,

 

In any case you can, Smart Guides being your friends:

 

1) Add a temporary circle that has W = H = 80", centred on the end Anchor Point you need to keep in place;

2) Group the line and the circle;

3) Switch to the Rotate Tool, zoom in on the other end Anchor Point and ClickDrag the Group by it until it is in place;

4) Ungroup and delete the circle.

 

If it is a simple line with only two end Anchor Points, you can drop the initial line and grouping, and:

 

1) Create a temporary circle that has W = H = 80" and is centred where you wish to have the permanent end Anchor Point;

2) Zoom to the relevant Anchor Point on the circle, switch to the Rotate Tool, and ClickDrag the circle by it until it is in place;

3) Zoom out and ClickDrag with the Line (Segment) Tool between the centre and the Anchor Point, snapping to both;

4) Delete the circle.

 

 

Edit: Hi Ton. Thaw came a week ago here.

 

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