Mirroring Objects

This task shows you how to move one or more objects to the opposite side of a selected plane, as a mirror image. It also shows how to copy one or more objects to the opposite side.
1. Select the object or objects you want to move. (You can also select after Step 2.)
2. Click the Mirror button .
3. The Reference panel displays if you already have a reference plane defined (by useing the offset plane command).

Click the New Reference Plane button and follow Step 4 to define a new reference plane. Follow Step 4b if you want to use the existing reference plane.

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4. Define a reference plane across which to mirror the object by doing the following:
  1. Place your cursor over a geometric element that defines the plane (for example, a construction plane, boundary, area contour, item reservation).

As you move the cursor, a small white rectangle is displayed to show the selectable planes, as shown below.

ainfo.gif (980 bytes) If you do not see the white rectangle, zoom out from the drawing. The white rectangle cannot be displayed if the object under your cursor is displayed too small.

b. Click to select the plane.

The selected objects are mirrored to the other side of the plane, as shown below.

5. To Mirror and Copy the objects, follow the steps outlined above and then click the Mirror and Copy button . The selected objects are copied to the other side of the plane.

In the illustration above, the selected objects stay where they are and two similar objects are added to the other side of the plane.

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