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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:



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



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:



Here is the feature I mirrored:



Here is the whole part for reference