PartDesign Mirrored

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PartDesign Mirrored.svg PartDesign Mirrored

Menu location
Part Design → Apply a pattern → Mirrored
Workbenches
PartDesign
Default shortcut
None
Introduced in version
-
See also
PartDesign MultiTransform

Description

The PartDesign Mirrored.svg PartDesign Mirrored tool mirrors one or more features.

PartDesign Mirrored example.svg

A Pocket feature created from a sketch containing a circle (A) is used to create a mirrored feature. The vertical axis of the sketch (B) is used to the define the mirror plane. The result (C) is shown on the right.

Usage

Create

  1. Optionally activate the correct Body.
  2. Optionally select one or more features.
  3. There are several ways to invoke the tool:
    • Press the PartDesign Mirrored.svg Mirrored button.
    • Select the Part Design → Apply a pattern → PartDesign Mirrored.svg Mirrored option from the menu.
  4. If there is no active Body, and there are two or more Bodies in the document, the Active Body Required dialog will open and prompt you to activate one. If there is a single Body it will be activated automatically.
  5. If no features were selected the Select feature task panel opens: select one or more (hold down the Ctrl key) from the list and press the OK button.
  6. The Mirrored parameters task panel opens. See Options for more information.
  7. Press the OK button to finish.

Edit

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Double-click the Mirrored object in the Tree view.
    • Right-click the Mirrored object in the Tree view and select Edit Mirrored from the context menu.
  2. The Mirrored parameters task panel opens. See Options for more information.
  3. Press the OK button to finish.

Options

  • To add features:
    1. Press the Add feature button.
    2. Select a feature in the Tree view or the 3D view.
    3. Repeat to add more features.
  • To remove features:
    1. Press the Remove feature button.
    2. Do one of the following:
      • Select a feature in the Tree view or the 3D view.
      • Select a feature in the list and press the Del key.
      • Right-click a feature in the list and select Remove from the context menu.
    3. Repeat to remove more features.
  • If there are several features in the pattern, their order can be important. See PartDesign PolarPattern.
  • Specify the mirror Plane:
    • Vertical sketch axis: The Y axis of the sketch (the plane passes through this reference and the Z axis of the sketch, only available for sketch-based features).
    • Horizontal sketch axis: The X axis of the sketch (idem).
    • Construction line #: A separate entry for each construction line in the sketch (idem).
    • Base XY plane: The XY plane of the Body.
    • Base YZ plane: The YZ plane of the Body.
    • Base XZ plane: The XZ plane of the Body.
    • Select reference...: Select a planar face in the 3D view.
  • If the Update view checkbox is checked the view will update in real time.

Limitations

See PartDesign PolarPattern.