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Mirroring a Mirrored Feature?

larry_haweslarry_hawes Member Posts: 429 PRO
Not sure how to title this post and hopefully the video explains the challenge. I was able to mirror a part twice to get the proper orientation but now need to mirror a sketch, or feature, twice to get a similar result but am stumped. Is it doable?

Thank you

https://cad.onshape.com/documents/c7ac382255c4440e75bf4ef3/w/1f3e5ec88beba41434f1492d/e/4acce76f9471456354ecfedd


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  • konstantin_shiriazdanovkonstantin_shiriazdanov Posts: 931 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Two consecutive miiror operations are equal to the rotational operation, in your case to the rotations at 180 deg. So what you need is a circular pattern of features.
  • konstantin_shiriazdanovkonstantin_shiriazdanov Posts: 931 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Then you need circular part pattern for the part and circular feature pattern for the sketch - use two different features/

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  • konstantin_shiriazdanovkonstantin_shiriazdanov Member Posts: 931 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Two consecutive miiror operations are equal to the rotational operation, in your case to the rotations at 180 deg. So what you need is a circular pattern of features.
  • larry_haweslarry_hawes Member Posts: 429 PRO
    edited May 17
    Thank but a bit over my pay grade I'm afraid. I was able to mirror a part twice because it allowed for a 'new' part but the sketch is different as you've pointed out. Would a circular pattern achieve what I'm trying to do? And it would be a pattern of a feature? I'la experiment a bit but don't really grasp the concept as it relates to this document/model.

    EDIT: I think this will work and maybe even for the original part. It looks like I just need to locate the axis for the pattern in the correct location to get the alignment correct.
  • konstantin_shiriazdanovkonstantin_shiriazdanov Member Posts: 931 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Then you need circular part pattern for the part and circular feature pattern for the sketch - use two different features/
  • larry_haweslarry_hawes Member Posts: 429 PRO
    That really worked great Konstantin and opened up a whole new way to look at Onshape. Thank you very much for the help...
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