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help need to create mirrored a component
« on: August 27, 2011, 03:34:55 PM »
hi to all, newbie here, please please help. my problem is that i wish to create left and right handed versions of a program, i already have the 'left hand' proven through and working well, however, i need to have a program that creates the 'right hand', a 'mirrored image/part/component'. i have looked through the help files only to find 'mirror part 10-4' but this does not shed a light on the subject so i am stuck!!!!!! i am using mach3 mill, can anyone assist. many thanks in anticipation Barry
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Re: help need to create mirrored a component
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2011, 03:41:21 PM »
Try scaling the X or Y axis by -1.

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Re: help need to create mirrored a component
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011, 03:50:36 PM »
hi hood thanks for the fast comment, do you mean in the prog or in the 'scale' box close to the 'job display' area of the 'program run screen' baz

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Re: help need to create mirrored a component
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 04:06:01 PM »
scale box at the side, change it to -1 for X and regen toolpath and you will see it mirrored.
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Re: help need to create mirrored a component
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2011, 05:58:36 AM »
hi hood thanks for your input baz
Re: help need to create mirrored a component
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2015, 10:52:49 AM »
hi hood thanks for the fast comment, do you mean in the prog or in the 'scale' box close to the 'job display' area of the 'program run screen' baz

Hi, did u ever try it? If yes, please give us a screenshot when it was set on the mach3, thanks...
Re: help need to create mirrored a component
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2015, 09:09:10 AM »
I've used -1 scale to mirror parts and it just works, you can mirror any job yourself if you need to see what it looks like.

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