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              Select object:

7.4.3.  SELECT the line of text to be ROTATEd with the PICK BOX.  The computer will now say:
   1 selected, 1 found
   Select object:
Click ENTER  to end the SELECT section of the command string.  The computer will now say:
 Base Point:

7.4.4.  The BASE POINT is the pivot point.  This may or may not need to be a mechanically accurate point.  If you need a mechanically accurate point, SELECT the SNAPTO command INTERSection and ENTER or END of and ENTER and place the BOXED CROSS-HAIRS on the pivot point and click SELECT.  The computer will now say:
 <rotation angle>/ reference:

7.4.5. It is possible to type the number of an angle and ENTER to pivot the object.  (For example= 10(degrees) or -30(degrees).)  However, most flat pattern manipulation depends on visual reference.

7.4.6.  Move the CROSS-HAIRS away from the BASE POINT and you will see a line form between the two.  This line acts as a lever with which to pivot the pattern piece.  The longer the line, the slower the piece will rotate around the pivot point in relation to the distance you move the cursor device.  You will see a "ghost" text pivot as you move and when you stop moving, you will see the dotted line text in its new position.  
    Gauge your correct movement distance in relation to any of the previously described methods.  Once the text is where you want it, click SELECT.  The text will turn back to solid lines and the ROTATE command is complete.

( See Chapter IV, section 18)
    Before you SAVE the drawing, use the PURGE command (found on the FILE pop-down menu) to clear any unused data out of the drawing file data base. (If you don’t do this, you may find that things will come back to haunt you and interfere with your work in the future.)

8.1. SELECT A(ll) from the PURGE fly-out menu.

    8.1.1. The computer will say:

Purge unused Blocks/Dimstyles/LAyers/LTypes/SHapes/STyles/Mlinestyles/All: _a
Names to purge <*>:
CLICK ENTER. (Using the default “wild card” symbol * means that you have selected “all or any” entity names.)