a stupid question

Discussion in 'Pro/Engineer & Creo Elements/Pro' started by edoardo fiorani, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. a stupid question:is it possibile coping a component inside an ASSEMBLY by
    a "mirrow" operation ??? Of COurse the assembly had a simmetry plane :).
    edoardo fiorani, Aug 4, 2005
  2. edoardo fiorani

    Jeff Howard Guest

    coping a component inside an ASSEMBLY by
    While working in assembly, when you use the "Create a component in assembly
    mode" toolbutton the "Component Create" dialog that opens has a Mirror Sub-type.
    Jeff Howard, Aug 4, 2005
  3. edoardo fiorani

    Ron M. Guest

    Are you looking to create an opposite hand part from an asymmetrical,
    existing part? In other words, a handed part. Or are you simply interested
    in locating/placing a symmetrical, existing part as a copy with the original
    part filename by mirroring it?

    Ron M.
    Ron M., Aug 5, 2005
  4. yes,Ron,exactly;you guessed.

    edoardo fiorani, Aug 5, 2005
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    David Janes Guest

    To mirror a component in an assebly (i.e., create a left hand part from a right
    hand one), go to 'Insert>Component>Create' and click the Mirror radio button.
    You'll get another interface that prompts you for two things: the part to mirror
    and the symmetry plane. There are also radio buttons that let you select either to
    create a 'Copy' (independent) or a 'Reference' part. This latter type is the
    trickiest. In some ways it is very handy because any change you make to the
    original shows up in the reference part with a regen of the assembly. But it also
    greatly restricts what you can do with the mirrored part. You can not, for
    example, independently adjust any features because attempting to edit/edit
    definition sends you back to the original. You can't even independently adjust
    assembly location or constraints. 'Copy' is quite different. No features
    dependencies are created between the left to right hand models; an assembly
    dependency exists at first but is eliminated upon redefinition of the mirrored
    David Janes, Aug 6, 2005
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