Randomly moving, and rotating, polygons

Discussion created by msknowles on Feb 29, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 29, 2018 by simonal_boprc
We have polygons for protected areas which are entirely contained within a study area polygon.  We would like to randomly move, and rotate, each protected areas polygon such that they do not overlap, and are fully contained, within the study area polygon.  We would like to repeat this randomization process x number of times.

We currently have a corridor network based on the the existing configuration of protected areas and would like to compare this corridor network with the random protected areas configurations.

Is this possible?  This is currently outside my expertise (but willing to learn) and am looking for direction/terms/concepts/etc. I should be aware of to get me started.