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Hotkey Model Rotation in SolidWorks

by John Koop, SolidWorks Specialist, TEDCF Publishing

This is a quick tip on using hotkeys to rotate your models.

Many SolidWorks users don’t realize that you can use the arrow keys on your keyboard to rotate your models. If you press the Right or Left arrow keys, your model will rotate about the Y-axis.

Hotkey Model Rotation

If you use the Up and Down arrow keys, it will rotate about the X-axis.

Hotkey Model Rotation

If you hold down the Alt key and then press the Left or Right arrow keys, the model will rotate about the Z-axis.

Hotkey Model Rotation

All of these rotations are done it 15 degree increments and can be done in part files as well as assemblies.

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