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Robert M
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Mirror not working

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I've used the mirror command many times in the past. I just tired it with version 4.5 and can't get it to work. I want to mirror a circle created in the lower left corner and create a copy of that object in the lower right corner. I have the create mirrored copy checked. The only thing that happens is I get my circle flipped to the opposite side so I still only have one circle. Never had any issues before. Closed Aspire and ran a new instance of it with the same issue. What am I overlooking?

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Is the box "Create mirrored copy" checked ??

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It sure is
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I thought it might have been,,I've made that mistake many, many times..
Just needed to eliminate the obvious

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Could the disappearing original be hiding on an "off" layer?

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I tried running the same file on my laptop and it works fine. The computer in my shop has a three monitor setup. Two monitors are being used for Aspire. Perhaps that's the issue.
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Hmmm, usually if a program is running on the "main" monitor everything will work fine. There are a few programs I use that go a bit berserk when they are run on an extended monitor. Try running it on the main monitor?
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As a follow up to Ted's comment, make sure it really is gone : force a screen refresh (minimize the maximize the window) to see if it is gone or just not drawn.
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I am running from the main monitor and tried the min/max window procedure. Tried it again this evening with the same results. I also run Adobe Illustrator and ViaCad on the same computer without any problems. Just not sure why the mirror command does not work.
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Robert,

What happens when the select the first circle and use the horizontal copy/mirror shortcut: Ctrl-Shift-h?

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Tim

Your method works as expected.

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