7 Replies Latest reply on Jul 7, 2016 5:39 AM by Peter De Vlieger

    Mirror pattern, not components

    A. D.

      Dear all,

      I´m currently modelling a wooden crate, which has several boards on one side, and the same number of boards on the other side. (It's always symmetrical). The model uses (among other things) multiple curve driven patterns.

      Now, i've modeled one side of the crate (with a lot of equations, parametric inputs, etc.), and now would like to mirror to the other side.

      In fact this is no problem, but, when mirroring the pattern, it doesn't actually mirror the pattern-feature, but it mirrors the components within the pattern. The problem with this is that when the input of the curve drive pattern changes (the number of instances), the new instances won't appear in the mirrored side.

       

      As example,

      In the following image you see the state in which the mirror is set:

      The Mirror setup.PNG

       

      As you can see, the sides have 6 horizontal boards (each).

      Now, when i change the parametric input which controls this number of instances (a custom propertie) to 10 boards, the following happens:

      The Mirror Problem.PNG

       

      As you see, the new components are not taken into account for the mirror-feature.

      Is there any way to make this work like it should?

       

      Thanks in advance,

      Arno