Feature request #1787

Line and polygon rotation

Added by mort - almost 8 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

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Target version:Future Release - Nice to have
Platform:All Resolution:fixed
Platform version: Pull Request or Patch supplied:No
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QGIS needs an option to rotate both polygon and line objects. It should allow free rotation with mouse, where the default anchor point is the centroid and a plugin perhaps, where one can specify the amount of degree of rotation and the anchor point (by clicking on the map).


Updated by Stefano Costa - almost 8 years ago

I would add also scaling.

Such tools are commonly used in CAD programs and allow for a much smoother digitising experience. AutoCAD for example has also the option to define the scaling or rotation origin point.

Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.0 to Version 1.7.4

Updated by Gerhard Spieles about 5 years ago

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  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No

The Plugin "Rectangles, ovals digitizing tools" allows to rotate a choosen polygon around centroid by mouse.
The rotation around a free choosen point is a part of the "CAD Tools" plugin. This is a little bit tricky, because the rotated object appears in a memory layer.

Perhaps, the plugins could be the entry point to realize the wishes as core functions.

Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.4 to Version 2.0.0

Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

Updated by vinayan Parameswaran over 4 years ago

Rotate Tool is created now in the Advanced Editing toolbar(Current Dev version 1.9)

Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

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