Mirror Copied Runs

This task shows you how to position design elements that you have already copied using the Copy/Paste command. This task describes the Mirror Copied Runs option.

The Translate function is available when you have checked the option Allow translate and rotate copied objects in the Copy-Paste 3D Systems dialog box. The Translate Objects dialog box  displays when you click OK in the Copy-Paste 3D Systems dialog box. Although it allows you to position copied objects, you can also use it to position existing elements in your design. See Using the Copy/Paste Function to learn more about the copy function.

The Translate Objects dialog box allows you five possibilities for positioning objects. They are explained as separate tasks in this section.

1. Select the Mirror Copied Runs option in the Translate Options field.

The Mirror Copied Runs option is only available when you have copied one or more runs using the Copy/Paste command. It allows you to position the run by mirroring it.

2. Selecting the Mirror Copied Runs option enables you to place the compass. Place the compass on a surface. The direction of the compass determines the position in which the run will be mirrored. The distance is determined by the location at which you place the compass.

3. The run is mirrored as soon as you place the compass and click.

4. The Number of Copies field shows the number of copies you had selected in the Copy-Paste 3D Systems dialog box. It is shown for informational purposes - you cannot make changes to it in this dialog box.
5. Click OK to accept your changes, Apply to continue working.

Click Close if you want to exit without saving the changes. If you had clicked Apply in the Copy-Paste 3D Systems dialog box then you will be taken back to it. If you had clicked OK, you will exit the command.

If the option Keep objects selected was checked, then the element you pasted will remain selected in the specifications tree after you exit the command.