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Slicing a Piece

If a piece has an internal line which goes from edge to edge, you can use that line to slice the piece. Once you have sliced a piece, you can configure the seam allowance for each edge.

To slice a piece:

  1. In the 2D window, draw the line you want to use for the slice. Ensure it goes from edge to edge. You may find this easier if you select Snap to Edge on the Horizontal contextual menu. For more information, refer to To draw a straight line:.

    If you want to draw a line starting on the edge of a piece, you must ensure Edit Points is not selected on the Horizontal contextual menu.

    Edit Points is not selected

    The following image shows a line being drawn on a piece, in preparation for the piece to be sliced.

    Draw the line

  2. On the Main toolbar, click Select.

    Select

  3. On the Horizontal contextual menu, ensure Internal is selected.

    Internal is selected

  4. In the 2D window, select the line you want to use for the slice.

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

  6. Click Slice.

    Click Slice

    VStitcher 2021.3 and newer

    In the 2D window, the piece is sliced along the line, forming two pieces.

    In the 3D window, the garment remains dressed, a stitch is created along the slice line.

    The following image shows a piece being sliced.

    Slicing

    Slicing a piece cuts the piece in two along the selected line. If there is more than one line inside the piece, you can use these lines to divide the piece into multiple pieces. For more information, refer to Dividing a Piece.

  7. In one piece, select the line along which the slice has been made.

  8. In the Context view, go to the Actions section, and click Seam Allowance.

    Seam allowance

  9. Either type in the required seam allowance, or drag the seam allowance point, as required.

  10. Repeat steps 8-9 for the other seam edge.

Slice Piece Improvements

VStitcher 2021.3 and newer

The way sliced pieces appear and behave is improved.

  • When inserting an internal line and then clicking slice an automatic stitch is created in all cases

  • If you slice a shape that has inner symmetry:

    • The newly created pieces retain symmetry

    • The parent sliced piece is assigned with an X symmetry, while the child sliced piece is assigned with the Y symmetry

  • If you slice across artwork:

    • The artwork is duplicated and assigned on both sliced pieces, in the same location

      The following image shows the new behavior.

      new-slice

      The following image shows the old behavior.

      slice-artwork

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