Is there any simple way to rotate a whole tikzpicture environment?

If I apply the tikzpicture option [rotate=ang] nodes seem to be unaffected.

In other words, I want to do

   "stuff to be rotated"

and the whole picture, should be rotated; including all nodes.

  • 1
    A simple option is to wrap the whole environment in \rotatebox{angle}{...} (don't forget to include graphicx)
    – Bordaigorl
    Sep 3, 2014 at 15:49
  • Does scope support rotate? I'd test it if he had provided an MWE. Sep 3, 2014 at 18:21
  • 9
    add transform shape.
    – percusse
    Sep 3, 2014 at 20:36

1 Answer 1


I've used package rotating with

   "stuff to be rotated"

which ist working for me.

Just adding transform shape, as percusse mentioned, worked perfectly though.

  • 2
    scope does support rotate. It also works. Thx: John Kormylo
    – Daniel
    Aug 15, 2015 at 10:40
  • 1
    can you give an example of scope. I can not get it work.
    – buhtz
    May 25, 2016 at 19:58

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