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cad'n'stuff  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, October 03, 2018 2:00:38 PM(UTC)
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I have a suggestion which seems very simple and useful, yet I haven't seen in in any CAD software so far!?!
A lot of parts, products and features are symmetrical in 2 planes. To create them, you always have to mirror twice. I think there should be a command that let's you do such a "quadrant mirror" in one simple step, instead of two.

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Art Smith on 10/3/2018(UTC)
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, October 03, 2018 6:44:58 PM(UTC)
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Mirroring twice is rotating 180 degrees.....
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#3 Posted : Friday, October 05, 2018 3:06:33 PM(UTC)
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mirroring is not the same as rotating. Rotating works great if x=y, but otherwise rotating gives a different result than mirroring.

I just think,that a quadrant mirroring option would quicken the workflow of a lot of people
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#4 Posted : Friday, October 05, 2018 5:22:17 PM(UTC)
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Mirroring *twice* creates the same result as a single rotation, the centre of rotation is the intersection of the mirror lines. My assertion that it's 180° isn't always true though, it's twice the included angle between the mirror lines.
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#5 Posted : Friday, October 05, 2018 6:11:07 PM(UTC)
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Polar Duplicate will do what you want.
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cad'n'stuff  
#6 Posted : Sunday, October 07, 2018 2:51:54 AM(UTC)
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unfortunately polar dupliccate doesn't work in most cases. I guess I have given the wrong example in the first post. Here are two more examples...
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#7 Posted : Sunday, October 07, 2018 2:32:03 PM(UTC)
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I wonder if it's a bug in there, as you can select two planes to mirror about but it only mirrors in one direction.
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