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Problem with mirror - hole

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mcestnik
Amethyst

Problem with mirror - hole

Hello!

 

I have encountered a problem with mirror feature ( I'm using Creo 2.0 M150 ).
I've got a plate with a simple hole on it.
1.jpg

 

Now I mirror this hole over plane right - dependent copy.
2.jpg

 

Everything works as I would expect it. But if I now edit the definition of a hole from simple to standard hole the change is not regenerated.

3.jpg

 

End result:
4.jpg

 

 

Is anyone else having the same problem?

I also added the part in the attachment.
Thanks in advance.

 

Matevž


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Re: Problem with mirror - hole

Did you try using the "Fully Dependent with options to vary" under the "Dependent Copy" option?

(your example shows "Partial dependent" variation).

Admittedly, it's a long shot - redefining hole types usually means complete recreation of features (behind the scenes). So new references, etc... I've seen lots of complaints about Mirrors and Table patterns then failing.

Point patterns seem more robust, though!

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Re: Problem with mirror - hole

Mirror has never played nice with editing.

Re: Problem with mirror - hole

‌yes the mirror feature need to be improved , but before it'll be done I can recommend you following alternative solutions:

- you can design half of your part and then you should use mirror feature but pick the part for the mirror using RIGHT datum plane to obtain whole part (if you'll hide this mirror result will look ok)

- if you pick geometry for mirror instead feature the result will be also ok

Re: Problem with mirror - hole

Rather than mirror, you could pattern with the pattern dimension being negative double the distance from your centerline. Pattern updates much better than mirror does.

Re: Problem with mirror - hole

Don't ever mirror hole features.

Use point pattern, that uses sketched points. It's possible to handle various constrains such as mirror inside of the sketch.

Re: Problem with mirror - hole

Did you try using the "Fully Dependent with options to vary" under the "Dependent Copy" option?

(your example shows "Partial dependent" variation).

Admittedly, it's a long shot - redefining hole types usually means complete recreation of features (behind the scenes). So new references, etc... I've seen lots of complaints about Mirrors and Table patterns then failing.

Point patterns seem more robust, though!

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Re: Problem with mirror - hole

Thanks for all helpful answers! In the end "Fully Dependent with options to vary" did the trick.

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