Sometimes it’s easier to create a symmetrical design by working on half of a design first and then reflecting it over an axis. Then again sometimes we forgot to turn symmetry on too? Whatever the case, the Mirroring tool in uMake makes it easy to reflect curves and surfaces over a specified axis. This video walks you through how you can use the mirroring tool and how it can be used in conjunction with the Symmetry tool.

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 Want to make a symmetrical design but forgot
 to turn symmetry on?
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 No worries, the mirroring function is a powerful
 tool that lets you mirror part of a design
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 across a chosen axis.
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 This lets you focus on designing just half
 of a design if you want, which you can then
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 mirror over an axis later on.
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 Simply select what you want to mirror, then
 select mirror from the side menu.
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 From there choose the X, Y, or Z axis.
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 Your selection, or components of your model  will be reflected over this chosen axis.
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 One thing to note- mirroring is different
 than symmetry.
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 With symmetry, changes to one side will be
 reflected on the other as long as symmetry
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 is turned on.
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 With Mirroring, it's just like taking one part of your design and reflecting it over the other axis.
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 If you use the Mirroring tool without symmetry turned on, then changes will not be reflected.
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 However if you use the mirroring tool and
 symmetry tool together, then as long as symmetry
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 is active, changes made to one side of a design
 will be reflected on the other side.
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 Try out Mirroring and also using it with symmetry
 to get a feel for how each function works.

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