Mirroring with Grips

In the following example, you draw a valve by mirroring one half of the valve and retaining the original. Turning Ortho on helps you draw a vertical mirror line so that the object is mirrored horizontally.


To mirror an object and retain the original

  1. Select the original objects with a window (1 and 2).
  2. Select the base grip (3).
  3. Enter mirror (Mirror Grip mode).
  4. Turn on Ortho mode.
  5. Hold down SHIFT and specify the second point of the mirror line (4). Select anywhere above or below the base point (on the vertical line of the crosshairs shown in the illustration).

Because Ortho is on, the mirror line is vertical and the object is mirrored horizontally.


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