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TIPS: Mirror for Symmetrical Model in Pro/E Wildfire

TIPS: Mirror for Symmetrical Model in Pro/E Wildfire

Version: Pro/E Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0, Wildfire4.0

Users who practice surface modeling method always create half model of the symmetrical part and apply mirror feature for the other half. As for Pro/ENGINEER, most of the users started as solid modeler and used to mirror the features instead.

mirror symmetrical part - pro/E

This tips show you how to create a mirror feature to complete another half of a symmetrical model. We are using a mobile phone model as the example.

mirror symmetrical part - pro/E

After you have done half of your part, select the top level of model’s model tree in Pro/E.

Pro/ENGINEER Model Tree

Next, click the mirror tool Pro/E Mirror Icon and the mirror feature dashboard appears.

Pro/ENGINEER Mirror dashboard

Your model’s display should looks like the image below by now. The system is asking you to select a plane for the mirror feature.

mirror symmetrical part - pro/E

Once you select the mirror plane, the Pro/E light weight preview will appear. This give you a rough estimation of you final model.

mirror symmetrical part light weight preview - pro/E

Hit the check mark dashboard OK in dashboard to commit the part mirror.

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