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prachu
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Drawing of a mirrored part

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12-20-2011 07:14 AM

I have a sheet metal part with a fully dimensioned drawing made for it. I then make a mirrored (derived) part out of the original. Is there an easy way to get a fully dimensioned drawing of that mirrored part?

 

I have tried making a copy of the original parts drawing and then replacing the model that is referenced in the drawing but that just gets me a drawing with a bunch of pink dimensions and I have to drag all the dimension points to reattach them.

 

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stephengibson76
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Re: Drawing of a mirrored part

12-20-2011 07:31 AM in reply to: prachu

I find the note, "part x as drawn, part y opp hand" works for me

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prachu
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Re: Drawing of a mirrored part

12-20-2011 07:35 AM in reply to: prachu

It woudl be nice if I could do that, but the shop wants a complete drawing for both parts all the time.

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IgorMir
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Re: Drawing of a mirrored part

12-20-2011 06:07 PM in reply to: prachu

You can do it using iParts. Create a child which is Mirrored with the origin removed. That Mirror feature is a last feature in the browser. In Author table suppress the Mirror feature where needed.

When detailing - select the corresponding child for the view you want to have. Granted, you might have some cleaning to do with dimensions - but nothing to compare with creating a new drawing every time you need a mirrored part detailed.

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Igor.

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Re: Drawing of a mirrored part

12-21-2011 04:14 AM in reply to: IgorMir

That does the same thing as what I was trying with derived parts. When I switch to the mirrored part all the dimensions are detached. The clean up can be a bit easier than making a whole new drawing, but I was hoping there was a way to keep the dimensions attached to the correct spot when going to the mirror somehow.

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