UK - 01926 333777
ROI - 01 297 4440
Search
01926 333777
SOLIDWORKS Elite Specialists

Dynamic Mirror

Tuesday August 13, 2013 at 2:03pm
 
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

Custom Settings - Collated Quick Tips
We’ve collated some of our favourite tips on how you can customise your SOLIDWORKS interface to suit your preferences along with aiding your efficiency…
Creating Interactive Animations with SOLIDWORKS
Interactive Images are a great export option within Visualize Professional, allowing you to view the model in a series of 360 orbital spins within a web browser. However, what happens if I want to use this interactive method to demonstrate a mechanis...
Working with Imported Geometry Webcast Series
SOLIDWORKS is able to import and edit a large number of different CAD file formats, this webcast series aims to explain what you need to know to make this process as smooth and efficient as possible.
Top