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Rotating part in exploded assembly view


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Is it possible to rotate a part around an axis in an exploded assembly model? An example would be say I have a clock and want to rotate a hand from the 3 o'clock position to the 7 o'clock position. Any help would be appreciated.


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Try to use family tables option for the solution to your problem

For example you mentioned above.. create a family table which has the info angle, so in your instance the hand from 3 o


When you set up the exploded view - select the centre axis to rotate around, and pick the component - then drag it round the axis.