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Can I flip (mirror) a shape through a point/axis of choice?

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Hello dear people,

Would you know how to flip an object/shape through a self-defined point in AfD?

"Flip Horizontal" would always flip through center, even after dragging the  "center-point" to some place else. (Crosshairs-thingy in the screenshot). Moving this point makes my shape rotate around it, but has in my case no effect on other transformations than rotating).   

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Thanks

 

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No,only rotation seems to work

I think they should implement it


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Once you have rotated it use the mirror options to flip

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That was a really clever solution. I just wanted to comment and say the workaround really helped me out. Thanks!

I wish someday we'll be able to have this feature available without needing the extra labour. In Adobe Illustrator, this is simply done with the reflect tool.

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Did anything happen on this topic in the meantime?
I have a similar situation, just that my example is not symmetrical and I want to repeat a shape and flip it to create a flap which – cut in leather – will cover the original shape when bent over.

As stated in this forum several times – in AI it's done just by chosing the flip tool, select origin, a second point of flip axis (which is the second joint), holding the ALT key – done. The points match, can be joined one by one and have only to be corrected if you want a smooth curve.
In AD it is so complicated, I prefer to draw the shape by hand and make it fit by flip, turn and try a copy, then make corrections at the final piece.

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It would be nice to simply define a flip axis and flip an object around that axis but in the meantime you could use the Alignment handles and the construction tool.

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iMac 27" Late 2015 Fully Loaded, iMac 27" Mid 2011 both running High Sierra 10.13.6 - Affinity Designer/Photo & Publisher - Illustrator CC, Inkscape, Blender, Sketchup, Pepakura Designer, MTC, Pixelmator & Pixelmator Pro + more... XP-Pen Artist-22E, - iPad Pro 12.9 B|  

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