The Dangers of Mirroring In Tekla (Tekla Tips)

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As a general rule:

Avoiding Mirroring objects in Tekla  — if the handles will be inverted that is.

Why’s that?

  • Everything is reversed.
  • All the handles are flipped. Down is up and up is down. Front is back and vice versa. It is thoroughly confusing and a bit of a nightmare. More over, Tekla doesn’t recognise an object which has been mirrored like this as the same as one which has not been mirrored. And essentially it’s gonna cause problems when you begin drafting the drawings. The model might look good, but unless drawings are not required, as a general rule, I would say avoid mirroring objects in Tekla. You can get away with it – but take due care.



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