Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Mirror Surface, part of Cert Prep: SOLIDWORKS Surfacing.
- [Instructor] In this example, we'll be looking at the Mirror command. And I can see here I have this green surface that I've created on one side of this part and I want to mirror that over to the other side. It's pretty straight forward and easy. Go under Features, come over here to Mirror, choose the Mirror, My Mirror Face or plane. If I click on the top; down here, I can see here, we've got the Front plane would be the ideal one here. We want to mirror over. And we also have the ability to do a featured mirror, face-to-mirror, or body-to-mirror, but in this case, we want to choose a body-to-mirror.
This is a surface body, so choose body-to-mirror, choose that surface right there, and we also have the ability to merge solids or knit surfaces. We don't have any solids in this case, so let's try to go ahead and knit the surfaces together so we end up with one nice surface. Click on OK, and there you have, we have one nice surface now, it's right here called Mirror number two. That is the mirror command. It is very useful, especially when you're working on symmetrical parts. Why do all that work twice. Create it on one side of your part, mirror it over, and there you go.
- Exam-taking techniques
- Surfacing tools
- Creating splines and 3D curves
- Building a boundary surface
- Extending and untrimming surfaces
- Knitting surfaces together
- Creating surface fillets
- Using the Thicken tool