Mirror Horizontal or Vertical from Node Editing Tool

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Mirror Horizontal or Vertical from Node Editing Tool

Postby llwood » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:32 am

I can't figure out how to mirror vertical or horizontal from the node editing tool. I have a piece that I want to modify in a symmetrical way and I believe this should help me do it, but I can't figure out how to get this to happen. Could someone explain how to use it or point me to a video or a section of the help files or user's manual that describes how to do this?

Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Mirror Horizontal or Vertical from Node Editing Tool

Postby 4DThinker » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:15 am

As far as I know, there is no way to mirror while in the Node mode.
With nodes turned off H and V will flip a selected vector Horizontally or Vertically. To mirror a vector use the mirror tool, or Copy the vector before flipping it then Paste the original back.
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Re: Mirror Horizontal or Vertical from Node Editing Tool

Postby Adrian » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:39 am

Once you've activated mirror mode in Node editing (right click menu or press the shortcut keys H or V) then you need to select the node(s) you want to move and the corresponding node(s) on the other side of the dashed mirror line (hold down shift while clicking to select more than one node or drag-select). Now whatever you do to the node(s) in terms of movement on one side of the line will be mirrored by the other one(s).
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Re: Mirror Horizontal or Vertical from Node Editing Tool

Postby llwood » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:53 am

4DThinker wrote:As far as I know, there is no way to mirror while in the Node mode.


The attached photo shows the node edit window (accessed by right clicking while in node edit more), and it clearly shows Mirror Horizontal and Mirror Vertical. This is what I'm trying to use.
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Re: Mirror Horizontal or Vertical from Node Editing Tool

Postby llwood » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:53 am

Adrian wrote:Once you've activated mirror mode in Node editing (right click menu or press the shortcut keys H or V) then you need to select the node(s) you want to move and the corresponding node(s) on the other side of the dashed mirror line (hold down shift while clicking to select more than one node or drag-select). Now whatever you do to the node(s) in terms of movement on one side of the line will be mirrored by the other one(s).


This is exactly the information I needed. Thanks so much!!
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Re: Mirror Horizontal or Vertical from Node Editing Tool

Postby 4DThinker » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:58 pm

There must be a difference between Aspire and VCarve. My node mode right click menu has no such option. Aspire 9.517

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Re: Mirror Horizontal or Vertical from Node Editing Tool

Postby Adrian » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:11 pm

4DThinker wrote:There must be a difference between Aspire and VCarve. My node mode right click menu has no such option. Aspire 9.517

For some reason the right click menu only shows the option if you have a close vector selected. The shortcut keys (H and V) work all the time though. I always use those so I've never noticed the menu issue.
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Re: Mirror Horizontal or Vertical from Node Editing Tool

Postby chri879 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:13 pm

Node editing menu differs for lines and curves. Right click on curve reveals what they showed. Right click on line reveals what you showed.

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Re: Mirror Horizontal or Vertical from Node Editing Tool

Postby Adrian » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:18 pm

I see what is going on now. You have to be on a node to get the correct context menu to appear. Right click on a node and the option is there all the time regardless of the span/vector type.
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Re: Mirror Horizontal or Vertical from Node Editing Tool

Postby chri879 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:28 pm

ah, makes sense! Knew they differed based on curves and straight. I have gotten so used to shortcut keys that I don’t look at the menus much anymore. It’s cool to learn these tips!
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