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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Ton Frederiks • Adobe Community Professional, Feb 23, 2021Feb 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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Jacob Bugge • Most Valuable Participant, Feb 23, 2021Feb 23, 2021
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...