How to Flip Drawings in AutoCAD

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Flipping an object in AutoCAD enables you to make a mirror-image copy of the object rather than creating it again from scratch. The Mirror command in AutoCAD flips an object along a defined plane, and you can use this command on either 2D or 3D objects. The process differs slightly depending on the type of object you want to flip.

2D Objects

  • Click the "Home" tab in AutoCAD, click the "Modify" panel, and then select "Mirror."

  • Click the object you want to flip in order to make it active in AutoCAD.

  • Click the first point on the axis along which you want to flip the object.

  • Click a second point along the axis to create the flipping plane.

  • Press "Enter" to flip the object and maintain the original, or press "Y" to flip the object and erase the original.

3D Objects

  • Click the "Home" tab in AutoCAD, click the "Modify" panel, and then select "3D Mirror."

  • Click the object you want to flip.

  • Select three points to define the 3D mirroring plane.

  • Press "Enter" to flip the object and maintain the original, or press "Y" to flip the object and erase the original.

Tips & Warnings

  • Information in this article applies to AutoCAD 2013. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

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