Mirror

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Mirror Part now includes Material and Visual Properties

Mirror Part PropertyManager

SOLIDWORKS 2018 provides a variety of new enhancements. One of the new enhancements is the ability to include the material and the visual appearance of the parent part in the derived part when using the SOLIDWORKS Mirror Part command (Insert -> Mirror Part). If you…

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SOLIDWORKS Mirror Drawing View

SOLIDWORKS Mirror Drawing Views

In SOLIDWORKS 2017, you can Mirror SOLIDWORKS Drawing View, including display model, relative to model, and predefined drawing views without having to create the mirror components. Projected and other derived views carry over the mirror state from their parent view. How to Mirror SOLIDWORKS Drawing Views To mirror…

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SOLIDWORKS Dynamic MIRROR | ЯOЯЯIM

Dynamic Mirror Sketch

See what I did there? I used Character Map to get a backwards R, then used symmetric letters to make the word MIRROR appear to be mirrored! What a complex process for such a simple trick. Thankfully, in SOLIDWORKS, the process can be delightfully simple….

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Mirror Assembly Features

SOLIDWORKS 2016 now introduces the ability to mirror assembly features.  The mirrored feature will propagate down to the part level only if the parent feature is also propagated down to the part. NOTE: If you receive an error when mirroring a Hole Series feature, try…

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Mirror SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal with Flat Pattern

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.

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SolidWorks 2014 Tutorial – Mirroring Asymmetric Components using The Bounding Box [VIDEO]

SolidWorks has been steadily adding options to Mirror Components for the last few releases. One of the missing details was the ability to control the point about which components were mirrored. In previous releases components were always mirrored about their centre of mass. For symmetric components this worked out well, however not all components are symmetric. The part I have created exaggerates the effect of using this option. When mirroring without reorientation these options have no effect. But as soon as the components are reoriented the effect can be clearly seen. Center of mass is the option previous releases of SolidWorks used. Now in 2014 we can mirror the asymmetric components using the bounding box. This means that the outside shape of the part controls the output position rather than the center…

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Transferring Weldment Cut-list Properties to a Mirrored Part

Weldment cut list properties can be transferred to the mirrored part using either of the two following methods: Method 1 – Semi-automated: Create a weldment part template that will be used to create the mirrored part. This weldment part template, should have the ‘weldment’ feature…

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SOLIDWORKS Mirror with All Mates

The Mirror Component(s) tool in the Assembly environment was completely redesigned in the 2010 version of SolidWorks. At that time, the improvements were considered spectacular and the benefits huge in comparison to how the mirror command worked in the previous versions. Starting with SolidWorks 2010 mirrored components are uniquely located in the universe of the main assembly, based on the position of their parent and of the reference plane used for mirroring. The user has full control on deciding which components need opposite-hand versions and which ones need just re-locating in a symmetrical position in regards to the selected plane. There was only one thing that SolidWorks 2010, 2011 and 2012 did not do when mirroring sub-assemblies and that was carrying over any mates referring to…

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