SOLIDWORKS Composer makes it easier than ever to mirror parts of a part or assembly. The tool we want to use is called Symmetrize, and it lets us create a mirror copy that either replaces the original component or sits directly across from it. Want to flip an smg component to show a different angle? Done. Want to show an assembly from two sides at the same time? It can do that too.
Symmetrize is in the Geometry workshop and requires two items from you: a model to mirror and a surface or axis to flip it on.
To use Symmetrize, all you have to do is
You can add a face or axis to use for the mirror anywhere you want, which is especially helpful when you want two views of the same components in your SOLIDWORKS Composer project. To do this, we:
To keep the original component in addition to the mirror copy, just click Copy after clicking Symmetrize. That’s it!
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About Gary Ballentine
Gary Ballentine is a Mechanical Engineer based out of our Headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis, a certification in Technical Writing from San Francisco State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah. Gary has been part of the GoEngineer family since April 2019 as a Support Engineer and Certified SOLIDWORKS Instructor.
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