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Logos_Atum
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Mirroring

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03-12-2013 08:59 AM

Hello there,

I did a conveyor and it has a straight on the right end.

I would want to use the conveyor for the left side too.

 

It´s an asset and derive did not manage to keep the key

parameters editable even though I imported them into

the new part.

 

Is there a way to mirror the multi body object in Inven-

tor, not in Factory?

 

Kind regards

 

Daniel

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Message 2 of 8 (289 Views)

Re: Mirroring

03-12-2013 09:08 PM in reply to: Logos_Atum

not 100% sure exactly what you mean but if you wish to make a mirror of a part or assembly, just start a new ipt,

 

then after it opens, close and delete any existing sketch. then click 'Derive' (in 2013 it is on the 3D Model tab) and choose the part or assembly you then wish to use for the geometry... and click the "Mirror" checkbox before you click ok.

 

now you have a new part or derived assembly in the opposite hand.

 

keep it linked to allow it to update when parent changes, or supress or break the link of you wish it to be a dumb solid that doesn't update.

 

(inventor also has a mirror command that you can use inside a part or assembly. it is slightly different to what i mentioned. just test these out and see what the pros and cons are for each method Vs your desired outcome).

 

 

 

best regards,
- Mark

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Logos_Atum
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Message 3 of 8 (274 Views)

Betreff: Mirroring

03-13-2013 02:13 AM in reply to: Logos_Atum

Hello there,

 

thanks for the answer but I tried this already.

I certainly described it in an awkward manner.

The key parameters are lost when deriving.

 

I undid some steps and modeled it aknew

with the right orientation. I´ts okay and some-

how I am glad the software does not render

me completely useless ^^.

 

Thank you for your time.

 

Kind regards

 

Daniel

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swhite
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Message 4 of 8 (254 Views)

Betreff: Mirroring

03-13-2013 06:12 AM in reply to: Logos_Atum

Why don't you just make the straight a seperate part, then you can simply pattern it to the other side?

Steven White
Lee C. Moore, Inc.
www.lcm-wci.com
Inventor 2011
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Logos_Atum
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03-13-2013 07:55 AM in reply to: swhite

Hello there, I thought so too... yet the suppliers needed it that way. Pretty awkward... Kind regards Daniel

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Message 6 of 8 (239 Views)

Betreff: Mirroring

03-13-2013 08:23 AM in reply to: Logos_Atum

In the derived part open the parameters, click link at the bottom, then select the original and then any parameters you want to link to. Of course the derived part will be a dummy part, not editable except from the original, but that will import the parameters you need for the BOM. Plus there is always the option of adding them manually, but then of course they must be changed manually. Also you might consider design copy as a mirror, just be aware that any content center parts such as angles, channels etc that require a true mirror will not mirror and will need to be recreated as a mirror.

Steven White
Lee C. Moore, Inc.
www.lcm-wci.com
Inventor 2011
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16 GB RAM
NVIDIA Quadro 600 GPU
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Mark_Wigan
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Message 7 of 8 (197 Views)

Betreff: Mirroring

03-18-2013 02:52 AM in reply to: swhite

as swhite says you can still obtain your parameter via the link from parameters, and...

 

note that if you are already deriving the part into your file (in your case to mirror it) then you have the parameters available here as well. if it does not show up here, then you may need to tick the "export" checkbox in the parameters window to see it show up in the derive window.

best regards,
- Mark

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Message 8 of 8 (164 Views)

Betreff: Mirroring

03-19-2013 01:59 AM in reply to: Mark_Wigan

Hello Mark,

 

okay - that might explain the fact they were greyed out and not editable at all.

I most certainly should have had them checked before deriving. I will have a

look and do as you suggested.

 

 

Kind regards

 

Daniel

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