Quick Rotate

Quick Rotate

Win64, English

Pangolin tools
Create your own custom commands to rotate selected elements with a tap of a finger.

General Usage Instructions

App workflow: 

Use this plug-in's settings interface to set up 1, 2 or 3 different Quick Rotate commands.

  • Set their rotation angle
  • Determine their rotation axis


Also, you can determine how the rotation origin behaves:

  • Make the selected elements rotate around the center of the whole selection
  • Or, make the selected elements individually rotate around their respective center


Then, attribute your custom commands to your own keyboard shortcuts, and trigger them with a tap of a finger. 


It is possible to insert this add-in in your custom tab.

Find the folder where the add-in is installed (typically C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins\pglQuickRotate.bundle)

In the \Contents\Resources folder, open the file TabName.txt.

Then, write on the first line of the document the name of the tab you want to insert the add-in panel in.

If the name of the tab does not exist yet, it will be created.

If you type in "default", the add-in will be inserted in the "Add-Ins" tab.



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

Quick Rotate settings

Set up your Quick Rotate commands

Quick Rotate shortcut 1

This command triggers the Quick Rotate Command N°1

Quick Rotate shortcut 2

This command triggers the Quick Rotate Command N°2

Quick Rotate shortcut 3

This command triggers the Quick Rotate Command N°3


The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. Or, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. Or, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10/11) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

How the rotation axis "Normal to the view" works:

In a plan view, elevation, or section, this feature does strictly what it says.

In a 3D view, it behaves a little differently. If your current 3D view is strictly set to one of the primary directions (Front, Back, Top, Bottom, Left or Right), the rotation axis will be normal to the current view direction. However, in the other cases, the rotation axis will be "Z", in order to prevent "odd" rotation axes (that are practically never relevant).

Known Issues


Company Name: Pangolin tools
Support Contact: contact@pangolin.tools

Author/Company Information

Pangolin tools

Support Information

If you're having trouble using my add-in, email me at contact@pangolin.tools

Feedbacks and requests are welcome!

Version History

Version Number Version Description


Autodesk® Revit® 2024 support


Revit 2023 support


Revit 2022 support


Initial version
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