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Moving, Rotating and Scaling Wires

After drawing the wire structure, we may need to modify the position or size of one wire or a group of them. To modify wires, we must first select them. Click on the Selection Box button on the toolbar and then expand a box using the mouse with the left button pressed. Enclose the wires you want to modify inside the box, Fig. 1.

Fig. 1: “Selection Box” button on the toolbar to select a group of wires and commands in the Edit menu to move, rotate and scale the selected wires.

After selecting the wires, go to the Edit menu, and choose one of these commands:

Move Wires

Displays the Move Wires dialog box for moving the selected wire or group of wires to a different position, Fig. 2.

Fig. 2: Move Wires dialog box. Enter the desired offset at each coordinate.
Rotate Wires

Displays the Rotate Wires dialog box for rotating the selected wire or group of wires around the chosen axis, Fig. 3.

Fig. 3: Rotate Wires dialog box. Enter the axis of rotation, the center around which the wires will be rotated, and the desired angle.
Scale Wires

Displays the Scale Wires dialog box for scaling the selected wire or group of wires according to the specified scale factor, Fig. 4.

Fig. 4: Scale Wires dialog box. Enter the scale factor, which can be greater or less than 1 and if you want to scale the cross section of the wires as well.
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