Feature request #1787

Line and polygon rotation

Added by mort - almost 14 years ago. Updated about 10 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:11847


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).


#1 Updated by Stefano Costa - about 13 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.

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 11 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.0 to Version 1.7.4

#3 Updated by Gerhard Spieles over 11 years ago

  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No
  • Assignee deleted (nobody -)

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.

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 11 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.4 to Version 2.0.0

#5 Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 10 years ago

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

#6 Updated by vinayan Parameswaran over 10 years ago

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

#7 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 10 years ago

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

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