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Unable to create second half of model. Incorrect procedure?

Question asked by Jeff H on Feb 4, 2015
Latest reply on Feb 4, 2015 by Jeff H

Hi there, I was looking to get some advice on how to build a model of a level arm for a toggle clamp.

 

The goal is to build it out of sheet metal. I have created half of the part, and intended to mirror it over an axis to get the desired model. However, solidworks is not letting me use the mirror option as it gives me the error: This sheet metal feature cannot be mirrored individually, please try mirroring a body. I am unable to select the body in order to mirror it to create the intended model.

 

Is my process wrong or is there a way to do it with what I have now?

 

 

Solidworks - Imgur << Top image is what I have now (half of the model) and I am trying to build the one on the bottom. Is there another way I can build this part to make things easier for myself?

 

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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