Mirror Parts

Mirror parts across a symmetry plane.

  1. On the Geometry ribbon, in the Modify group, click the Mirror tool.

  2. Optional: Click Parts, and then click one or more parts.
  3. Click Plane, and then click to position the mirror plane.
    A preview of the mirror plane appears when you hover over the model. The part to be mirrored is assumed based on what objects are selected and how you position the mirror plane.
  4. Choose from the following options:
    • Keep Original: Unselect this option to only keep mirrored parts.
    • Instance: Link mirrored part to the original. Whenever one part is updated, the other will be automatically updated as well.
  5. Click Mirror.

    Figure 1. Mirroring a Part
  • To reposition the mirror plane using the Move tool, click .
  • To align the mirrored object to the x-, y-, or z-axis, click .
  • To merge two coincident faces, box select the faces before opening the Mirror tool. This technique works well with mirrored parts.

Keyboard Shortcuts & Mouse Controls

To Do this
Add to or remove from the selection Ctrl
Exit tool Right-click and mouse through the check mark to exit, or double-right-click.