Learn about the mirror, which allows you to create features on one side of a model and copy them over to the other side.
- [Instructor] While in the sketcher you've seen me use the mirror function as well as the symmetry function. Now you can perform mirrors and symmetries on solid bodies as well. Now the tool that we're going to start out with is mirror. I'm going to select mirror and as you can see it's going to ask for mirroring element. Just below that, object to mirror. As it's set we have current solid meaning everything that we have here is going to be mirrored across. What do I want to mirror across? In this case I'm going to pick this plane.
I could also pick a plane of face. Once I select my plane you'll notice mirror element is selected. Select okay and there's our mirror. Notice it copied one side over to the other. I'm going to undo that. There's also a symmetry. You'll notice that next to mirror icon under transformations you have your translation and rotation and symmetry. Here under the symmetry button once I select symmetry a question pops up.
Do you really want to keep the transformation specifications? It's asking you do you really want to symmetry this across? If I select yes and select my plane what's going to happen is it physically moves the feature across your symmetry plane. That's why it asks you that question. It wants to make sure you want to move it rather than actually make a copy of it. Once again mirror will make a copy and move it to the other side. Whereas symmetry will physically move everything to the other side.
- Working with the CATIA v5 UI
- Understanding the menus
- Part visualizations
- Part design workflow
- Creating a sketch
- Basic editing
- Creating and editing sketch curves
- Part design
- Measures and analysis
- Building a project
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1. Introduction to CATIA v5
2.The CATIA v5 User Interface
3. Part Design Workflow
4. Sketch Options and Settings
5. Creating and Editing Sketch Curves
6. Part Design
7. Measures and Analysis
8. Building a Product
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