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AutoCAD Tutorial 13: Mirror and Rotate Command in AutoCAD

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Here come MIRROR and ROTATE command, two important commands in AutoCAD. These commands will be a lot useful to you and will constantly help you get stuff done the right way.

MIRROR

mirror command icon autocad



This command will help create a mirrored copy of a selected object.

mirror command in autocad

On the example below I have used the vertical line to illustrate the mirror line.

To use the MIRROR command in AutoCAD

  1. Select objects
  2. Click on the MIRROR icon
  3. Specify the first point of the mirror line
  4. Specify the second point of the mirror line
  5. Hit Enter

The first point and second point of the mirror line can be the bottom end and the lower end of the line or Vice Versa.

ROTATE an object in AutoCAD

rotate command in autocad

The ROTATE command will simply help rotate an object.

You need to recall the AutoCAD tutorial where we learned how to draw lines and angles, it will be important to remember the idea of angle in AutoCAD and the trigonometric circle.

rotation autocad

On the image above you can see how the trapezoidal object has been rotated 120 degrees.

To rotate an object in AutoCAD

  1. Select the object to rotate
  2. Click on the ROTATE icon
  3. Specify the base point
  4. Specify the rotation angle (positive angle for anticlockwise rotation and negative angle for clockwise rotation) and Hit Enter

Here are a few practice exercises you might find useful:

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