Mirroring creates a mirror image copy of an object around an axis or mirror line. You can mirror all drawing objects.
To mirror an object, use the Mirror method provided for that object. This method requires two coordinates as input. The two coordinates specified become the endpoints of the mirror line around which the base object is reflected. In 3D, this line orients a mirroring plane perpendicular to the XY plane of the UCS containing the mirror line.
Unlike the mirror command in AutoCAD, this method places the reflected image into the drawing and retains the original object. (To remove the original object, use the Erase method.)
To manage the reflection properties of Text objects, use the MIRRTEXT system variable. The default setting of MIRRTEXT is On (1), which causes Text objects to be mirrored just as any other object. When MIRRTEXT is Off (0), text is not mirrored. Use the GetVariable and SetVariable methods to query and set the MIRRTEXT setting.
You can mirror a Viewport object in paper space, although doing so has no effect on its model space view or on model space objects.
For more information about mirroring objects, see â€śCopy, Offset, or Mirror Objectsâ€ť in the User's Guide.
This example creates a lightweight polyline and mirrors that polyline about an axis. The newly created polyline is colored blue.
' Create the polyline
Dim plineObj As AcadLWPolyline
Dim points(0 To 11) As Double
points(0) = 1: points(1) = 1
points(2) = 1: points(3) = 2
points(4) = 2: points(5) = 2
points(6) = 3: points(7) = 2
points(8) = 4: points(9) = 4
points(10) = 4: points(11) = 1
Set plineObj = ThisDrawing.ModelSpace. _
plineObj.Closed = True
' Define the mirror axis
Dim point1(0 To 2) As Double
Dim point2(0 To 2) As Double
point1(0) = 0: point1(1) = 4.25: point1(2) = 0
point2(0) = 4: point2(1) = 4.25: point2(2) = 0
' Mirror the polyline
Dim mirrorObj As AcadLWPolyline
Set mirrorObj = plineObj.Mirror(point1, point2)
Dim col As New AcadAcCmColor
Call col.SetRGB(125, 175, 235)
mirrorObj.TrueColor = col