Thứ Sáu, ngày 09 tháng 11 năm 2012

"Part" Mirror vs "Part Design" Mirror

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Some tools (Mirror, Chamfer, Fillet) seem duplicated in Part and Part Design Workbenches. Despite names, they work in slightly different ways. Part is designed for low-level operations on solids, Part Design is for higher level operations on features.

Part workbench Mirror

Start a new sketch. Draw a square or rectangle on XY plane and create a pad. The rectangle should be symmetric to axes.  


Make a pocket on a side face.


Open Part workbench, use the mirror (Mirroring a selected shape) tool and select a plane (YZ or XZ) in Tasks tab.


Confirm operation, now you should see second, mirrored solid. You can hide Pocket or Pocket (Mirror #1) with [Space].  

Part Design workbench Mirror

Delete or hide Pocket (Mirror #1) and back to Part Design workbench. Select Pocket and use the mirror (Create a mirrored feature) tool. Set the plane to YZ (or XZ). As you can see, Part Design mirror works different. The pocket feature is mirrored instead the solid object. 

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