Hope this isn’t a repeat, either. Ran into this today. Context is I’m milling out some weight reduction holes in what’s going to be a 34" x 11" keyboard tray with side rails for additional trays (for HOTAS - hands on throttle and stick). I have the 1m x 1m Xcarve but with the dust collection attachment I came up with (yeah, not showing mine, it’s a thing of horror) and shrink-wrapped belt ends and the like, my actual USABLE span seems to be like 24-26" max in either X or Y. So I’m having to build projects that represent one half of the 34" length at a time.
Realized it’s really difficult to just grab a whole bunch of objects and rotate them all a precise 180deg or 90 degs or whatever…you can’t necessarily ‘combine’ if you have a mix of fills and outlines and different depths so you can use the actual item rotation attribute, so a ‘group’ would be nice and no doubt has been asked before, but short of that…why not define a whole bunch of cuts on a given workpiece and then just tell it to either rotate or mirror the workpiece? (Mirror would let you ‘flip’ the workpiece if everything was just a thru, vs. ‘swiveling’ it on its back).
In other CAD tools I guess what I’d use would be a new working coordinate system.
I attempted to just draw the whole project then make a copy, deleting one half of the objects from one and the other half from the other, then rotating the 2nd, keeping a couple fiducial holes around as a way to line things up (e.g. the first part had a small hole right at 0,0 and the second had one at (11,34) that got rotated back to (0,0) ) but somewhere along the way I set the bottom right corner of a circular hole to a known position, not the middle of it, and everything was off by the fiducial hole radius in addition to my part repositioning/reclamping errors. If I do this again I’ll keep some excess to one side of the finished part and manually drill small pinholes that I can pin to a known position on the wasteboard and call ‘zero’ each time, but seems like Easel could also help out with multiple-carving-run projects on larger pieces that hang off the usable space.
Or is this all just me being crappy at either defining my zero or design?