The pivot point


Pivot points control how objects rotate and scale, and also represent the exact locations of objects in space. All transformations to an object are relative to the pivot point.

You can change the pivot point of an object or the selected components by pressing Insert or Home and using the pivot point manipulator.

Transformation Relationship to Pivot


Moves the pivot point (and the object travels along with it).


Scales object out from or in toward the pivot point.


Rotates object around the pivot point.

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