Mirror an Element - SmartSketch - Help

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Version_SPEM_custom
9.0.0
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9.0(2015)

You can mirror elements by defining a mirror axis or by using a linear element as a mirror axis. You can also mirror and copy elements.

To mirror about an existing mirror axis or linear element

  1. Select one or more elements.

  2. On the Change toolbar, click Mirror .

  3. If you want to copy the mirrored elements, click Copy on the ribbon.

  4. Locate a mirror axis. The mirrored elements are displayed dynamically on the other side of the axis.

    If you locate a linear element, the element can be part of the selection set.

  5. Position the pointer so that the mirrored elements are where you want them, and then click.

To mirror about a mirror axis that you define

  1. Select one or more elements.

  2. On the Change toolbar, click Mirror.

  3. If you want to copy the mirrored elements, click Copy on the ribbon.

  4. Define one end of the mirror axis by click in free space or by clicking a key point. The software displays the mirror axis and mirrored elements dynamically.

  5. Move the pointer until the mirror axis and the mirrored elements are in position where you want them to be, and then click.

  • If Maintain Relationships is set, the software places a symmetric relationship when you mirror and copy elements. The mirror axis is used as the symmetry axis.

  • Relationships within the selection set are copied to the mirrored elements if they are still applicable.

  • You can click Mirror before you select elements to mirror.

  • Instead of using Copy on the ribbon to mirror and copy, you can hold CTRL while you click to position the elements.

  • Instead of positioning the mirror axis dynamically, you can use the Position Angle box on the ribbon.

  • You can use relationship indicators to define a mirror axis.

  • You can use other view manipulation commands, such as Zoom and Pan, while you are using Mirror.

See Also

Mirror Command
Mirror Ribbon