tool_image23 Symmetry

Allows user to flip selected element(s) or a complete pattern piece on an axis defined by two reference points.

Apply symmetry by two clicks

  1. Select the element(s);
  2. Select tool_image23 tool;
  3. Click a first reference point;
  4. Click a second reference point and hold down the left mouse button (Windows / Linux) or the mouse button (Macintosh), it previews an image of the symmetry piece. A line represents the symmetry axis appears.
  5. Move the line to the desired symmetry axis and release the button.
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Apply symmetry by one click

  1. Select the element(s);
  2. Select tool_image23 tool;
  3. Click the first reference point and hold down the left mouse button (Windows / Linux) or the mouse button (Macintosh), then drag to the second reference point. It previews an image of the symmetry piece;
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Note

  1. You can check the angle value on the info bar while holding down or move a point.

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  2. Hold down Shift key to constrain the symmetry axis in either the X or Y axis, or 15°. (Define the angle by the setting [Round Angle] in the Preference menu)

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  3. Select [Snap to Grid] item, in the [Options] menu, to move elements according to the active grid.

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For more information about [Snap to Grid], please refer to the [Options] menu, select Preference and Display section.

Apply symmetry by entering precise values

  1. Select the element(s);

  2. Select tool_image23 tool;

  3. Hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Macintosh) or Alt+Windows (Linux) key and click anywhere on the working area;

  4. Enter values in dialog box, click [OK] button.

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