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Mirror items

Unread post by mj » Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:29 pm


Just started using TopSolid 7
Does anybody know the fastest way to mirror objects?


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Unread post by Top'Noob » Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:56 pm

Hello MJGibbs,

Welcome to the forum.

Here is a snippet from the "User Guide"...
Mirror Part
When creating an assembly with symmetrical sections using asymmetrical parts, you need to
have "left" and "right" models for these parts. That is, you have two parts, with one being a
mirror image of the other.
Of course, you can model these parts separately, but that takes time and may involve errors.
To avoid this, TopSolid lets you quickly make the mirror part from an existing part, maintaining
an association between them. (That is, if the base part is modified, the mirror part is
automatically modified as well.)
In fact, the mirror part works a bit like a derived part, only with a symmetry applied along the
To create a mirror part from a base part, you must first open the definition document for the
base part and then run the "Tools > Derivations > Mirror Part..." command to create the new
part in a given project. Its use is described in detail in the online help.
Hope this helps ! :D

P.S. There is a special section for TopSolid 7 issues. Perhaps a moderator will move this thread...

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Unread post by Daniel » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:11 pm

There is now a short tutorial on how to do this at: www.topsolidblog.com

There is also a french version!

Daniel Norée

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