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Mirror Components PropertyManager Step 2: Set Orientation

For each component, you specify whether to create an opposite-hand version or just a copy.

To display this page (Step 2: Set Orientation) of the Mirror Components PropertyManager:

Select a mirror plane and components in Step 1: Selections and click Next .

Orient Components

Lists the parts and subassemblies you selected in Step 1: Selections. You can expand subassemblies to see their components.

  Reorient components Adds new instances of existing components, and cycles through four possible orientations. Select an item in the component list and click Reorient and until the component is oriented correctly. This option is most useful for symmetrical components.
  Mirror Type Determines the rotation of axis. Select one of the following:

Center of Mass

Calculates the orientation to the center of mass of the mirrored component.

Bounding Box

This option is typically used for assymetric components. It encompasses the mirrored component in a bounding box and calculates its orientation to the bounding box center.

Create opposite hand version Creates new components that are mirror-images of existing components. Select an item in the component list and click Create opposite hand version . The icon appears beside the item to indicate that you are creating an opposite-hand version of it. Use this option to create a true mirror of nonsymmetrical components.
  Isolate selected component Hides all the mirrored components except the mirror of the selected component, so you can more easily examine its orientation.

If you have designated to create opposite-hand versions, click Next to go to Step 3: Opposite Hand. Otherwise, click to close the PropertyManager and create the copies.



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