CAD Forum - tips, tricks, discussion and utilities for AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit and other Autodesk products []
CZ | EN | DE
Login or
  Visitors: 5239

CAD tip CAD tip # 6898:

Question CAD 
 %  platform  category 
Q - question

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

100% *  CAD 
31.8.2009    7843×  
Prices - CAD eShop:
applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 13435:Bulk setting of layer properties according to the object in that layer.
Tip 13227:Reference Explorer - quick analysis of your project or assembly (file size, xref errors).
Tip 12977:Easily find CAD/BIM document references (including missing ones) - Reference Explorer
Tip 12705:How to disable osnaps for xref objects?
Tip 12361:Seamlessly connected images by irregular clipping in AutoCAD (or LT).

Back   All CAD Tips

Have we helped you? If you want to support the CAD Forum web service, consider buying one of our CAD applications, or our custom software development offerings, or donating via PayPal (see above). You may also add a link to your web - like this "fan" link: CAD Forum - tips, utilities, blocks for Autodesk products
CAD:    OS:    Categ: 
Text:  FAQ glossary   

Extend your AutoCAD LT productivity with our popular add-on
CADstudio LT Extension More info

Please use these tips at your own risk.
Arkance Systems is not responsible for possible problems that may occur as a result of using any of these tips.