Dynamic Mirror

Tuesday August 13, 2013 at 2:03pm
Dynamic Mirror
Dynamic Mirror - A really quick tip for instantly creating symmetry within a sketch in SOLIDWORKS.
 
1. Draw a centreline, ideally going through the origin
 
SOLIDWORKS Dynamic Mirror
 
2. Within the active sketch, select Tools > Sketch Tools > Dynamic Mirror
 
SOLIDWORKS Dynamic Mirror
 
3. Select your centreline, two parallel lines should appear at either end of the centreline
 
SOLIDWORKS Dynamic Mirror
 
4. As you create a sketch on one side of the centreline, the Dynamic Mirror tool will automatically create a symmetrical shape the other side, which has the same relations as the sketch you’re creating.
 
SOLIDWORKS Dynamic Mirror
 
A simple tool but can save a lot of time especially on complex symmetrical sketches, give it a go! 
 
Lucy Appleby 
Junior Applications Engineer
 
 

Related Blog Posts

Creating custom material libraries in SOLIDWORKS
Every seat of SOLIDWORKS comes with a large, customizable material library. The Material Library contains the definition of materials and includes its mechanical properties and default appearance. In this blog and accompanying video we'll explain how...
Modelling the Rugby Lions Trophy
For our final challenge in our Rugby Lions series Solid Solutions and MECAD are competing to create the best renders of the brand new Rugby Lions Trophy. Check out our trophy showcase animation, created with SOLIDWORKS Visualize, along with our model...
Managing Disk Space with SOLIDWORKS PDM Part #5: A
In this blog series we are examining the factors influencing disk usage within PDM and what you can do to manage them. In the first part we discussed how you can re-organise your archive across multiple drives to get you back up and running quickly s...

 Part of Solid Solutions Group

MENU
Top