Mirror Symmetry

Cyclic Symmetry


• Useful for symmetry problems with relatively simple geometric profiles.

• Useful for symmetric problems with complex geometry.


• You reduce the geometry by placing constraints along planes of reflective symmetry. Each plane, in effect, reduces the model or model segment by one half.

• You reduce the geometry by finding the smallest symmetric segment and applying cuts to isolate this segment.


• If you choose to use cuts to isolate the symmetric segment, the cuts must be planar.

• Cuts you use to isolate the symmetric segment need not be planar.


• You must explicitly define separate constraints for each unique plane of symmetry to indicate that the segment is connected to the parent model.

• You define a single cyclic symmetry constraint for both cut surfaces or, in the case of shells, both cut curves. Creo Simulate interprets the constraint to mean that the model is a symmetric segment.


• You can define more than one mirror symmetry constraints for a single model. The mirror symmetry planes must be parallel or orthogonal to each other.

• You can define only one cyclic symmetry constraint for a single model.
