I have an object I want to rotate about a specific point.

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How to rotate around shifter center precisely in Illustrator? I've tried this answer but it doesn't work because when I open the Transform -> Rotate dialog box and attempt to alt + LMB nothing happens except the rotate dialog box flashes goes it is the focus and not the canvas.

  • You are misreading the instructions. Not, transform -> rotate. The Rotate tool in the toolbar!
    – joojaa
    Dec 26 '15 at 7:43

You just need to select ROTATE tool then Press ALT + LMB at the position which you want to make Centre of rotation. A rotate pop-up will appear enter the value. That's it.

Here's the Demonstration:

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  • how can I accurately snap it to the right center post?
    – Vader
    Dec 26 '15 at 17:12
  • If you have smart guide enabled it will automatically snap to the centre point when you move your cursor near the right centre
    – Rishab
    Dec 26 '15 at 18:45

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