Why does "mirror" mirror only the origin and no extrusions or fillets?
I am making a front fender for a motorcycle, and my idea was to create one half and mirror it. When I do that, the mirrored part is only the origin; apparently Inventor does not copy any of the extrusions or fillets I used to create the base part? See picture: left is base part, right is mirrored copy. Am I missing something somewhere?
Like William was saying your problem could be involved with the "order of operations", simply look on the browser and make sure that the fillet/round operation was done before (is higher up on the browser) than the mirror operation. Another thing you might also want to check is to make sure you included (selected) the fillet/extruion in the selection set for the mirror operation.
Thanks for your advise, guys, but I tried both of your ideas before I submitted my question. Greg's idea sounds logic, but this is what you do when when you mirror something, right? You first create an original, and then you mirror that, so I guess the mirror operation will be the last in the "order of operations" list? Or am I misunderstanding something?
I also tried copying the fillets and extrusions one by one, but I can't get it to work. For example: a fillet doesn't work on the mirrored part, or a mirrorred feature is just not the same for some reason..
I think I will mirror just the base part and then mirror my features while I create them.
Thanks anyway for your advise,
Hi Erik, I'll check out some of my drawings I have on file and make sure about the mirror procedure. Just to make sure that we're not just missing a simple step, in some of these programs I've found that one very small mistake can muck up the whole procedure. Also you said that you couldn't get the copy produre to work either, I've found that "copy" doesn't work that well (can cause these type of problems) in Inventor. In AutoCAD "copy" is very easy to use and works very well, but in Inventor I specifically try not to use copy because I've had many similar problems with it in the past.
Have a nice day
Erik, are using the mirror feature or mirror solid option? With the mirror feature option I think you can be restricted with the types of features that can be mirrored. You also need to select all the features you want to mirror.If selecting multiple features, check you aren't getting a warning message that the group of features contains a feature that can't be mirrored.
With what you are trying to do, the mirror solid is the correct option. This should mirror the full geometry with a single selection.