The Shear command skews objects parallel to one axis at a specified angle.

A sheared rectangle, for example, is transformed into a parallelogram. The sides of the parallelogram will progressively lengthen as deformation proceeds but the top and bottom lines maintain their original length.


1. Select objects.
2. Pick the origin point.

The base point does not move with the shear.

3. Pick the reference point that defines the first point of the shear angle.
4. Pick the shear angle.

Command-line options


The Copy option specifies whether or not the objects are copied. A plus sign appears at the cursor when copy mode is on.

Note: The RememberCopyOptions command determines whether the selected option is used as the default.

  History enabled.

See also

Transform objects

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