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Editing a Line

To edit a line:

  1. On the Main toolbar, click Select.

    Select

  2. If you want to:

    1. Edit an internal line, on the Horizontal contextual menu, ensure Internal is selected.

      Internal is selected

    2. Edit an edge, on the Horizontal contextual menu, ensure Pieces is selected.

      Pieces is selected

  3. In the 2D window, click the line.

  4. Go to the Context view, in the Transformation section.

    Internal line

     

    Transformation - internal line

    Edge

     

    Transformation - edge
  5. Edit the settings as required.

    Internal Line SettingDescription

    Move

    Determines where the line is located.

    Scale

    Determines the length of the line.

    Rotate

    Determines the rotation of the line.

    Flip X

    Flips the selected line through the X axis.

    Flip Y

    Flips the selected line through the Y axis.

     

    Edge SettingDescription
    MoveDetermines where the line is located.

    Resize - Length

    Determines the length of the line.

  6. Go to the Context view, in the Actions section.

    Internal line

     

    Line actions internal line

    Edge

     

    Line actions edge

  7. Edit the settings as required.

    Internal Line SettingDescription

    Save Ruler

    Click to save the ruler. For more information, refer to Rulers.

    Magic Mirror

    Click Click the drop-down. The following choices are displayed:

    • Shape - Click to put a copy of the line in the mirrored location - as if there were a mirror line between in the center of the piece, reflecting it on to the other side. Expand the following image to view an example of this type of magic mirror action.

      Magic mirror - shape

    • Shape + Material - Click to put a copy of the artwork and any applied material in the mirrored location - as if there were a mirror line between in the center of the piece, reflecting it on to the other side. Expand the following image to view an example of this type of magic mirror action.

      Magic mirror - shape + material

    • Clone & Rotate - Disabled. You cannot use this on lines.

    Note: You can also access the Magic Mirror by right-clicking the line in the 2D window.

    Convert Internal Line to

    Click Click the drop-down, then click either Edge or Floating Line to convert the line as required.

    Extend/Shrink to Edges

    If the line extends beyond the edges of the pattern piece, click to shrink it within the piece, to the edges.

    If the line is internal and does not contact edges, click to extend the line to the piece edges.

    Slice

    Click to slice using the line. For more information, refer to Slicing a Piece.

     

    Clone by Offset

    Click to clone the line by offset. For more information, refer to Cloning Internal Elements by Offset.

    Order

    Click to set the stacking order. For more information, refer to Editing a Line.

     

    Edge SettingDescription

    Save Ruler

    Click to save the ruler. For more information, refer to Rulers.

    Seam Allowance

    Enable to set a seam allowance. For more information, refer to Seam Allowances.

     

    Edge Symmetry

    Click to create an extension of the piece, symmetrical through the selected edge. For more information, refer to Creating an Extension of a Piece.

    Trace as Internal Line

    Click to trace the edge as an internal line. For example, you can use this to trace the edge of one pattern piece on another pattern piece. Expand the following image to view an example of tracing as an internal line.

    Trace edge as internal line

    The square piece is dragged over the larger piece. The bottom edge of the square piece is selected. The user clicks Trace as Internal Line. When the square piece is moved away, you can see the edge traced as an internal line.

    Clone Edges by Offset

    Click to clone the edge by offset. The following dialog box is displayed.

    Clone by offset

    1. In Spacing, set the spacing between the cloned edges.

    2. In Copies, type in the number of copies.

    3. Enable Extend to Edges to have the cloned edges extend to the edges of the pattern piece.

    4. After configuring the settings, click Apply.

      Expand the following image to view an example of an edge being cloned by offset using Extend to Edges.

      Clone by offset example

    Order

    Click to set the stacking order. For more information, refer to Editing a Line.

  8. Go to the Context view, in the Line Properties or Edge Properties.

    Line Properties

    Displays for a line that is not an edge

     

    Line properties

    Edge Properties

    Displays for a line that is an edge

     

    Edge properties

  9. Edit the settings as required.

    Internal Line SettingDescription

    Show on 3D

    If selected (Show), the line displays in the 3D window. If cleared (No show), the line and any assigned material does not display in the 3D window. However, the effects of any settings - for example, Puffy - do display.

    Symmetry

    Select to make a symmetrical copy of the line. If selected, Cross is disabled.

    Cross

    Select to enable the line to cross garment pieces. If selected, Symmetry is disabled.

    Cut Mark

    Select to make the line a cut mark.

    2020 May Edition and newer

    If fabric is assigned to a closed shape where the edges have the cut mark property, now you can assign physical properties and fur to the closed shape. In effect, a closed shape created from cut marks (a shape created from internal lines) is treated as a normal shape.

    Shrink

    Select to display shrink settings. For more information, refer to Shrink.

    Puffy

    Select to display puffy settings. For more information, refer to Puffy Fabrics Overview.

    Fold

    Select to make a fold. For more information, refer to Adding a Fold to an Edge or Adding a Fold to an Internal Line.

    Iron

    Select to make a crease. For more information, refer to Creases.

    Glue

    Select to attach the ends of the internal line to the edges of the pattern piece, and to lengthen or shorten the internal line as required.

    If the internal line extends beyond the edges of the pattern piece or does not contact the edge of the pattern piece, a window displays asking permission to extend or shrink the edges to glue. This part of the function is the same as Extend/Shrink to Edges.

     

    Edge SettingDescription

    Shrink

    Select to display shrink settings. For more information, refer to Shrink.

    Puffy

    Select to display puffy settings. For more information, refer to Puffy Fabrics Overview.

    Force Multiplier

    Select to display force multiplier settings for folded edges. For more information, refer to Adding a Fold to an Edge.

 

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