Hide Table of Contents

Mirror and Opposite-Hand Disambiguation

Various commands are available for mirroring and creating opposite-hand versions of items such as sketch entities, features, parts, and assembly components. The command you need depends on the type of item for which you want to create a mirror or an opposite-hand version.

Environment Task
Sketch Mirror existing sketch entities.



In a sketch, click Mirror Entities Tool_Mirror_Entities_Sketch.gif (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Tools > Mirror.

See Mirroring Existing Sketch Entities.

Sketch Mirror sketch entities as you sketch them.

In a sketch, click Dynamic Mirror Entities Tool_Dynamic_Mirror_Entities_Sketch.gif (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Tools > Dynamic Mirror .

See Dynamic Mirror Sketch Entities.

Part Mirror features and bodies within a part.



In a part, click Mirror (Features toolbar) or Insert > Pattern/Mirror > Mirror.

See Mirroring Features.

Part Create an opposite-hand version of a part.

In a part, select a face or plane to mirror about, and then click Insert > Mirror Part.

See Creating Opposite-Hand Versions of Parts.

Assembly Mirror an assembly feature.



In an assembly, click Assembly Features (Assembly tab on the CommandManager) and click Mirror , or click Insert > Assembly Feature > Mirror.

See Mirroring Features.

Assembly Add another instance of an assembly component, positioned symmetrically about a plane.



In an assembly, click Mirror Components (Assembly toolbar) or Insert > Mirror Components.

See Creating Mirrored Instances of Assembly Components.

Assembly Create an opposite-hand version of an assembly component, positioned symmetrically about a plane.



In an assembly, click Mirror Components (Assembly toolbar) or Insert > Mirror Components.

See Creating Opposite-Hand Versions of Assembly Components.

Sheet Metal Part Mirror a sheet metal feature.



In a sheet metal part, click Mirror Tool_Mirror_Features.gif (Features toolbar) or click Insert > Pattern/Mirror > Mirror.

See Mirroring Sheet Metal Features.

Sheet Metal Part Create an opposite-hand version of a sheet metal part.

In a sheet metal part, select a face or plane to mirror about, and then click Insert > Mirror Part.

See Creating Opposite-Hand Versions of Sheet Metal Parts.



Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

 
*Email:  
Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Mirror and Opposite-Hand Disambiguation
*Comment:  
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:



x

We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again
x

Web Help Content Version: SOLIDWORKS 2016 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.