2.81: Symmetrical loop cut?

I’m used to modeling in Lightwave, and there you can Cut on both sides of a model in Symmetry Mode.

This doesn’t seem to be the case in Blender 2.81. Symmetry seems only to support transform, rotate and scale, and not even Extrude.

Is that accurate?

If you ve got symmetry modifier on your object it should work. Normaly

Modifier you’re looking for is mirror modifier. As far as I remember, LW supported only X axis symmetry, but with Blender, you can have this across 3 axes.

The 3 axis thing seems pointless if you can’t do extrusions.

You can, with the Mirror modifier as two people have already suggested. Edit mode symmetry is limited to transforms.

They are talking about using the mirror modifier, I think you’ve confused that with the mirror option in the tool tab of the sidebar:

You can use any command or tool you want when you use this modifier, but that option in the n-panel is only good for symmetrically moving vertices around. You’d only use that tool option if you want to make some symmetrical adjustments without having to cut your mesh and add this modifier.

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