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How to create an always symmetrical drawing?

A - answer How to make a symmetrical drawing where the left side is always (even after editing) a perfect mirror of the right side?

In AutoCAD, you can use Xref for this. First make a drawing consisting of the right half only and save it.

Then make a new empty drawing and attach this right part as a Xref (scale 1:1). Then attach the same part again as a Xref, this time with the X-scale set to -1. Align both halves together.

Any changes in the left or right part (done by RefEdit/doubleclick or by editing the separate DWG) will be reflected in the other part.

Possible texts will be displayed mirrored

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31.8.2009    5846x  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 10394:Attach xrefs from a predefined folder (path).
Tip 9516:Automating properties in DWG drawings - hidden gem in Express Tools.
Tip 9363:How to hide the frame of a wipeout, embedded DWF or DGN?
Tip 9331:What is contextual field and why it is not updated in a block?
Tip 9299:What is the xref status "Unreferenced"?


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