Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Mirror, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
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- Exercise Files
- Mirror is a fairly descriptive name…for our next tool, as it does just that.…Mirrors, or flips our object around an axis…that we specify.…The tool is found here,…and I'll select my objects…and press Return.…Now I'm asked to specify the first point…of my mirror line.…This is the axis about which we're gonna mirror our objects.…I'm gonna click here…and drag my cursor down.…Here we can see exactly how changing the mirror line,…or the axis, changes our result.…
I can use ortho, or hold the Shift key…to get a perfectly vertical line…to mirror my object around.…Now, I'm asked if I want to erase the source objects.…I can either type in Y for yes,…or simply hit Enter, as N is my default.…And now I'm left with my original…and my mirrored copy.…Let's do this again with our objects here.…Press Return,…first point of my mirror line,…click, and this time I'll type in Y for yes,…and hit Return.…
And I've mirrored my object.…Mirror can also be used to save yourself…from doing the same work more than once.…Here I have a few circles…
- Accessing palettes
- Changing preferences
- Opening and saving files
- Working with views
- Creating basic geometry: lines, ellipses, splines, and more
- Selecting, moving, copying, and scaling geometry
- Working with layers
- Using gradients
- Creating blocks and dynamic blocks
- Working with references
- Creating layouts
- Annotating drawings
- Plotting and sharing
- Starting in 3D
Skill Level Beginner
AutoCAD 2015 Essential Trainingwith Scott Onstott8h 35m Beginner
Up and Running with AutoCAD for Macwith Jim LaPier1h 45m Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
4. Basic Geometry
5. Geometry Tools
6. Modifying Geometry
8. Advanced Objects
11. Plotting and Sharing
12. 3D Basics
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