Inventor Tutorial for the iDoor – 28 – Panel Creation Continued
To finish up the panel, it needs to be mirrored twice. To set up for this, rotate the model so that it is the opposite of the home isometric position, similar to that shown below.
Now select the Mirror tool from the Pattern Panel. The Features command will be active, and even though it appears as though the panel is already selected, it is not. The dashed magenta lines signify that we will be adding the mirrored geometry to what is already there. You need to click on the panel to satisfy the requirement. After clicking on the panel, the Mirror Plane button will become active, and you will need to click on the longer face (yellow below). This will give you what you see below, click OK to finalize the command.
You will wind up with a part that looks like the one below….
Which is wrong. The profile cut wasn’t mirrored over. To remedy this, double click on the Mirror1 feature you just created, and on the left side of the dialog box, choose the lower one which is Mirror Solid. Click OK, and all is well…
Add Panel to the features name to get PanelMirror1, then do the same thing (without going back to change things of course), this time mirroring towards yourself. You should just need to select the Mirror a Solid button on the left, and select the face that is facing you as the mirror plane (no need to click the Mirror Plane button, you will deselect it if you do). Click OK, and if everything looks allright, click on the Home button to spin back around to the home position. Rename the feature PanelMirror2 and save.
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