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Mirror SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal with Flat Pattern

Article by Sanja Srzic created/updated December 11, 2014

Sheet metal is mirrored as any other SOLIDWORKS part by selecting a face and using the Insert > Mirror Part command.

The option ‘Break Link to Original Part’ determines if the mirrored sheet metal will include flat pattern.

Mirror SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal

‘Break link to original part’ is not selected: mirrored part does not include flat-pattern feature

Break link to original part  isselected:  mirrored part includes flat-pattern feature

‘Break link to original part’ is selected: mirrored part includes flat-pattern feature

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Sanja Srzic

Sanja is the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support Team Leader for Western Canada, and is based in the Javelin Winnipeg Office

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