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Mirror part *AND* drawing????

Mirror part *AND* drawing????

Mirror part *AND* drawing????

There are a couple ways to make a mirrored part from an existing part in Inventor 8 *BUT* is there any way to make a mirrored DRAWING from the original part so that all the dimensioning/tolerancing/notes/comments don't have to be manually redone for the drawing file of the mirrored part?  

Any help????

    ~ Phlyx ~

RE: Mirror part *AND* drawing????

I've done this, but it's not a proper way of doing things.  What I've done was, make a duplicate of the drawing file in windows explorer and rename it to suit the mirrored part.  After that, rename the the original of the mirrored part/assy. to something else.  All I did was add an 'X' behind it, so that when you open the new drawing file for your mirrored part, it will ask for you to locate the original part/assy file ('cos the file name that the drawing file is linked to can't be found).  Select the mirror part and all your dimensions will be there.  Make sure you go back and rename the file you've altered eariler back to what it was, so you drawing file to the original part won't be affected.

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