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dtToolRotate Rotate

Rotates the selected multipoint, polyline or polygon feature(s) in the edited layer. The Rotate tool remains active for rotating selected feature until another tool is activated.


Tap / Left click: selects feature on the map at the tapped location, reference point appears. Second Tap / Left click reset the position of the center point to default.

Drag / Left drag:  rotates the selected feature or moves the center point (reference point) of the rotation, crosshairs appear

Tap and hold / Right click: opens Rotation angle panel to rotate the selected feature based on the entered angle


Basic Steps on how to use the Rotate tool

1.Select the desired feature on the map when the Rotate tool is active (you can also pre-select it with the dtToolInfo Identify command)
> If you want to rotate more then one features you have to select them with the multiselection tools

2.Drag the reference point to the desired location, snapped red position mark can also be used

3.Use dragging or open the Rotation angle panel, enter the angle then tap OK to rotate
> In case of rotating more then one features it is necessary to select a feature from one of them then drag the reference point to the desired location


Selected feature with reference point



Dragging the reference point



Dragged reference point

RotateDraggedReferencePoint RotateMoreFeatures


Rotation by dragging



Rotation angle panel

Enter the angle of the rotation to rotate the selected feature. The positive direction of rotation is counterclockwise, zero is the North direction.


Rotation by angle

RotatebyAnge RotatebyAnge-Result


new-16x16 = new feature




Availability of the "Rotate" tool in different editions