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Creating Opposite-Hand Versions of Sheet Metal Parts

You can use Mirror Part to create a part that is an opposite-hand version an existing sheet metal part.

To create an opposite-hand version of a sheet metal part:

  1. In a sheet metal part, select a plane or planar surface and click Insert > Mirror Part .
    A new part opens.
  2. In the Insert Part PropertyManager:
    1. Under Transfer, select Sheet metal information if you want to transfer the sheet metal and flat pattern information from the original part to the mirrored part, such as fixed face, grain direction, bend lines, and bounding box. You can also select Unlocked properties, which lets you edit the sheet metal definition in the mirrored part. This updates the cut list properties.
    2. Under Link, click Break link to original part.
      The source part is visible in the graphics area.

    3. Click .
      The part appears in the graphics area mirrored around the plane.

In the FeatureManager design tree, when you expand the mirrored part, the features of the original part are displayed and are fully editable.
You can also access the features by expanding the part's cut list .


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