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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
 
 

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