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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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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).


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