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Mirroring Asymmetric Components

You can use a bounding box to position a mirrored component with respect to the mirror plane for mirroring asymmetric components.

For mirroring asymmetric components, using bounding boxes to define the mirror plane provides better results than using the center of mass.

To mirror asymmetric components in an assembly:

  1. Click Mirror Components (Assembly toolbar) or Insert > Mirror Components.
  2. In the PropertyManager, for Selections, select the Mirror plane and the Components to mirror and click Next PM_next.gif.
  3. For Mirror type, select an option:
    Option Description
    Bounding box Positions the mirror so that the center of a bounding box for the selected components is mirrored about the mirror plane.
    Center of mass Positions the mirror so that the center of mass of the selected components is mirrored about the mirror plane.
  4. Set other options and click PM_OK.gif.

Asymmetric Mirrored Components Examples

The following examples show the difference between a bounding box type mirror and a center of mass type mirror.

Bounding box type mirror mirror_component.png
Center of mass type mirror mirir_com_center_mass.png

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