In order to mirror objects, you must first select them. Transformations can be applied simultaneously to any selection, consisting of a single object, multiple objects or a group of objects.


When you mirror objects that have a fill, the object is transformed but the size and orientation of the pattern remain unchanged.

To mirror objects using the mouse

An object can be mirrored directly with the mouse without having to use menu commands. You can interactively mirror the selection on the screen by dragging the mouse.

Perform the following operations:

  1. Select the objects to be mirrored.

  2. Move the mouse pointer over one of the hooks for editing the selection. The pointer takes the shape corresponding to the type of resizing.

  3. Press the main mouse button and drag the hook across the object to the opposite side. The selection widens or shrinks to reflect the dragging of the mouse.

  4. Release the mouse button when the object has reached the desired size.


If the grid snap is active you will get a jerky shift according to the value set for the snap. To temporarily disable the grid snap, press the F8 key.

To quickly mirror the selection vertically

To mirror objects vertically, choose the Operations » Mirror » Vertically or click the tool in the toolbar.

To quickly mirror the selection horizontally

To mirror objects horizontally, choose the command Options » Mirror » Horizontally or click on the tool in the toolbar.

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