SolidWorks Composer: An Easy Way to Rotate Actors

I have to credit this trick to Scott Lidgey.

When you are rotating an actor in SolidWorks Composer, you can control the amount of revolution and make sure it rotates at a constant velocity. The trick to this is to click on the triad when you go to rotate and do not drag it. You will notice the property task pane ask you how many degrees. Now you can type any number you want and the actor will rotate that over time. I have created a video show this process.


Matt Campbell is an Applications Expert at Javelin Technologies, a SolidWorks Value Added Reseller with locations in Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada. He is a regular contributor to the Javelin blog.

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