Reversing, Reflecting, or Mirroring a Structure or Plan


Reference Number: KB-00315
Last Modified: July 2, 2020

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite



QUESTION

I have a plan that I need to reverse or reflect, but I don't want to start over. How do I mirror my plan?


ANSWER

A plan can be reflected, reversed, or mirrored using the Reverse Plan tool. In Home Designer Pro, the Transform / Replicate Object edit tool and the Reflect About Object edit tool can also be used to mirror a plan or a single structure.


To reverse an entire plan using the Reverse Plan tool

  1. Open  the plan that you would like to reverse or mirror.


  2. From the menu, select Tools> Reverse Plan . The entire plan and all of its contents will be reversed or mirrored.


To reflect a structure using the Transform / Replicate Object edit tool*

*Applies to Home Designer Pro Only

  1. From the menu, select Edit> Edit Area> Edit Area . This will allow you to select everything on the floor you are on.

    To select all objects on all floors of your drawing, choose Edit> Edit Area> Edit Area (All Floors) .


  2. With the Edit Area  tool selected, left-click and drag to create a selection marquee around the structure you'd like to reflect.

    Creating a selection marquee around a structure using Edit Area


  3. Once the selection has been created, a number of edit tools will display on your edit toolbar. Click on the Transform/Replicate Object  edit tool.


  4. In the Transform/Replicate Object dialog that displays, place a check next to the Reflect box, leave the radio button set at Horizontally ( Change: Left <--> Right ), then click OK.

    Transform / Replicate Object dialog

    For more information on the options available in the Transform / Replicate Object dialog, click on the Help button at the bottom of the dialog to launch the software's context sensitive help on this feature.


  5. This will immediately reverse everything that was contained in the selection box.

    Structure has been mirrored using the Transform / Replicate Object edit tool


To reflect a structure using the Reflect About Object edit tool*

*Applies to Home Designer Pro Only

  1. Click CAD> Lines> Draw Line and draw a line in which the plan will be reflected about.

    Structure with a CAD line beside it


  2. From the menu, select Edit> Edit Area> Edit Area . This will allow you to select everything on the floor you are on except the CAD line just drawn

    To select all objects on all floors of your drawing, choose Edit> Edit Area> Edit Area (All Floors) .


  3. When the area is selected, click the Reflect About Object  edit tool and move your cursor over the CAD line drawn in step 1. Notice a dashed line that appears on top of the CAD line.

    Using the Reflect About Object tool to mirror a structure about a CAD line


  4. Click the CAD line to flip the structure so it's mirrored on the other side of the CAD line.

    Structure mirrored about a CAD line