To be able to tilt objects, you must first select them. Transformations can be applied simultaneously to any selection, consisting of a single object, multiple objects or a group of objects.


When you tilt objects that have a fill, the object is transformed but the size and orientation of the pattern remain unchanged.

An object can be tilted only if it has the status flag The object can be tilted set. The symbols of electrical components and PCB objects are initialized with this flag reset; To skew them you need to change the state of the Flag.

To tilt objects using the mouse

An object can be tilted directly with the mouse without having to use menu commands. You can interactively tilt the selection on the screen by dragging the mouse.

Perform the following operations:

  1. Select the objects to be tilted. When you initially select an object, the selection rectangle for resizing appears, consists of eight squares placed in the vertices and in the middle points of the sides of the rectangle that contains all the selected objects. To tilt an object using the mouse, you must first activate the rotation mode by clicking a second time on the body of an object already selected. The small square in the upper left corner and those in the middle of each side of the selection rectangle are flanked by a double arrow.

  2. Move the mouse pointer over one of the hooks in the middle of each side of the selection rectangle. The pointer takes the shape corresponding to the type of transformation.

  3. Press the main mouse button and drag the hook. The selection tilts to reflect the dragging of the mouse.

  4. Release the mouse button when the object has reached the desired inclination. The transformation takes place with respect to the transformation center.


If the grid snap is active you will get a jerky shift according to the value set for the snap. To temporarily disable the grid snap, press the F8 key.

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