I am trying to mirror the Red area for the other side but when I use mirror , it cuts through the whole part.
is there any way to use the mirror in this situation?
You're getting the correct behavior. Here is how to fix it.
First thing I notice is that almost none of your sketches are fully defined (especially the Sketch1).
This is poor modeling practice.
And it is usually better to pattern features rather than sketch entities.
Also, is your intended units really inches, or was it supposed to be mm?
You are correct J. mather ,it should be in mm but I accidentally created in Inches. these are the drawings I find online just to practice. also thank you for poiting out the undefined areas.
and regarding the pattern features rather than sketches ,I just assumed because it creates smaller file size to pattern sketches I go that route. but I am trying to do my modeling the right way so thank you for your advice.
There are so many advantages in patterning Features rather than Sketch entities (but sometime logic indicates that sketch pattern is the way to go), that I have never even bother to run a file-size test.
I am betting such a test would show an insignificant difference in size.
This one might be a good test for you to do as practice.
Look forward to seeing your results (redone in correct units of course).
other way\s is to use solid bodies and use the combine tool with subtract.
if you need the up to surface for the cut and the mirror doesn't work make a solid extrude, do not merge the result, then mirror the body then combine\subtract the 2 extruded bodies from the body you want to keep.
works very slick and when there are something I cannot get SW to do the normal way I jump to the multiple body and combine tool options.
Thank you very much Lenny,
That is a good idea.
Yes, this is a longtime limitation of the mirror command in SW because when mirroring features, SW doesn't understand what to do the the end condition of the feature when it is "up-to" etc. Haven't looked at Deepak" video but he's probably recommending cutting the feature without using up-to.
This is a good candidate for an enhancement - it can be done if SW Product Def see it as important. BTW, SWMC has overcome this limitation as well as offset Sketch option being way more robust (i.e. blind conditions in both directions with the sketch placed anywhere.)
Thank you very much Deepak, It worked
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