Creating mirrored copies


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Creating mirrored copies

In the lesson, we are going to learn how to cut our work into half, or double our productivity; however you want to look at it. Specifically we'll be talking about the Mirror command. Mirror is another tool that allows us to copy geometry. These copies are special though, in that they are a reflection of the original. On my screen I've drawn one half of a car, this car is symmetrical. I've also drawn the centerline or my line of symmetry. Mirror is a great tool to use anytime you have symmetrical geometry, because you only have to draw one side, mirror will produce the other side for you.

To finish my car, I going to come up to the Modify panel and launch the Mirror command. I will then select the geometry I'd like to copy, or mirror. I will press Enter when I'm finished. Now I need to identify two points on my line of symmetry or my mirror line. I'll grab the endpoint on the right side of my line, and then I'll come over and grab the endpoint on ...

Creating mirrored copies
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Creating mirrored copies provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2013 Essentials: 03 Editing and Organizing Drawings

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