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Trying to understand what happened during a mirror operation

Question asked by Andrew Kronquist on Mar 5, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 6, 2015 by Andrew Kronquist

I recently made a holder for a part using the Insert Part and Combine features, but when I mirrored the mounting tab, the inside bottom became flat. I can't figure out why it did that, although the holder will work flat for me anyway. I'm just wondering what I did wrong so I can do it right in the future.

 

Here is an iso-type section view of the holder with the Mirror feature rolled back:

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Here is a section view straight on. Notice the curved bottom:

SWMB2.png

 

Notice the flat bottom after I turn on the Mirror feature, it seems to be on the same plane as the top face of the mounting tab:

SWMB3.png

 

Here is the feature I mirrored:

SWMB4.png

 

Here is the whole part for reference

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