Hai friend, welcome to SolidWorks Tutorials for Beginners and in this tutorial you are going to learn solidworks mirror feature and its applications in Engineering. SolidWorks Mirror is feature tool used mainly for creating copy of a sketch, part, assembly, sheetmetal, weldments etc in the opposite side by the reference of face or plane. Simply, you can create the opposite hand versions of the your design model. Using this SolidWorks Tutorial, You can learn about solidworks mirror feature tool, how to apply on sketch/model and its applications in the engineering field.
What is SolidWorks Mirror Feature Tool?
SolidWorks Mirror feature is CAD tool used to create copy of your sketch/model in its opposite site. If you have to make same copy or mirror image on the other hands, SolidWorks Mirror function help do it instantly. By using this SolidWorks tool, you can reduce the time and reduce the design file complexity by adding the same functions as you used to create model. The main applications or uses of Mirror feature are creating opposite hand versions of sketch (Existing and dynamic mirroring), mirroring of a part, Assembly and a sheet metal part. Checkout Best SolidWorks Training Materials here.
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Let us see the step-by-step guide for using Mirror feature tool in SolidWorks CAD software.
How to Use SolidWorks Mirror Feature Tool Tutorial?
Here , you are going to see the how to use mirror feature tool effectively by creating a part in SolidWorks.
Select the default “Front Plane” from the Features DesignTree manager. Go to Heads-up toolbar and click on “View Orientation” and click on “NormalTo”. Then you can see the Top plane view changes from isometric to XY plane.