Rotate 90
Rotate the selected component(s) and/or group(s) 90 degrees.
Rotate 90

Rotate the selected component(s) and/or group(s) 90 degrees.  Option appears on the context menu (right click), and any of the 3 primary axes can be selected.  Designed to be mapped to a shortcut key.  As you know, if you want to map a shortcut key to a context menu command, you must have a component selected before you open the Preferences windows and select shortcuts.  Look for it under Edit/Item.


Kyle M's picture

This works in 2016 - just confirmed

ericball00's picture

Cant get it to show up in 2016 after install.

daiku's picture

Right click on a group or component. Should be a new context menu item "Rotate 90". Then you get a new menu where you pick the axis.

ericball00's picture

Cant set a shortcut to it. Use to be able to.

daiku's picture

To map ANY item from a context menu (including rotate 90), you must have an appropriate component selected before you open the window to set shortcuts. That tells sketchup which items to put in the list of commands under "Edit | Item". It needs to know what kind of item.

Kyle M's picture

Great Extension! Tied it to a shortcut key and I wish I would have had this years ago! Thanks very much!

Samuel 's picture

i would like use this plugin but its not working:( after installation can not find it into shortcuts

Preserving Earth's picture

try selecting a group or component before you go to your preferences menu. I had to do this before it showed up as an option in my shortcuts menu.

A welcome set of functions to have, especially for items that are shaped so it's difficult to rotate on the correct axis. I'd definitely even spend some screen real-estate to have them as buttons. {hint}

Shyam A's picture

Having the same problem as the above two. I have had this problem with 4 out of the 5 extensions I have tried to install. Am I doing something wrong? I got Chris Fullmer's PFT to work.. but not this one and two other.
Clark B's suggestion doesnt work as the extension is already installed and the files are in the plugin folder.
The problem is that nothing shows up in SketchUp
SU13 windows 7

daiku's picture

This extension places new menu items in the *context menu*. That's the menu that appears when you right click on an object. It only works for components and groups. Please make sure that's how you are using it.

Amazing Artist's picture

I have never like SU's native rotate. This is a GEM. Simple. Has also helped me learn the "axis" in the one week since I downloaded it that in the 2 years I've been using SU. THANK You.

Armando S's picture

I have the same problem that Matthew has. I do everything what Clark B says and nothing happen. Please, help!

Serafim A's picture

This is a great time-saver. I use it all the time (Rotate 90 around blue is mapped to a shortcut key). Thank you!

Matthew R's picture

Running SU v 8.0.16846 put the plugin in my plugins folder, restarted SU and it doesn't seem to show up anywhere. Not in the context menu, not as an entry in shortcuts either. I may be doing something wrong but I've gotten several other extensions to work. Please advise.

daiku's picture

This is a .rbz file, which is Sketchups new way of packaging plugins. You need to open the preferences window, choose extensions, and then press the "Install Extensions" button. Navigate to the location of the .rbz file, and select it.

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Rotate 90 (1.1.1); May 10, 2013
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I was a professional timber framer for ten years, and I learned Sketchup to design houses for my clients. Before I started timber framing, I was a professional software developer. I found myself with the right cross-section of skills to create these timber framing extensions for Sketchup. I'm back to writing code for a living now, but still teach timber framing, and 3D CAD for Timber Framers.