The 2D window displays pieces, stitches, and other shape related elements.
Navigating and Selecting in the 2D Window
You can navigate and select in the 2D window by:
Before using the mouse to select or move pieces:
On the Main toolbar, click Select.
On the Horizontal contextual menu, ensure Pieces is selected.
With that done, you can select and move pieces.
Select a piece - click on the piece.
Select the edge of a piece - click on the edge.
Select an internal line
On the Horizontal contextual menu, ensure Internal is selected.
Click on the line.
Move a piece - drag the piece.
Move all pieces - hold down the spacebar (or the mouse wheel button) and drag the background.
Zoom in/out - rotate the mouse wheel button. You can change how the rotation works in Preferences.
You can also use the gizmo with the mouse to move, rotate, and resize pieces. For more information, refer to 2D Window Gizmo.
Zooming is contextual, so the focus of the zoom depends on where your cursor is.
Zoom in/out - two finger scroll up or down, or two finger pinch.
Move all pieces - hold down the spacebar and left click and drag the background.
You can use the 2D window toolbar to change the display and navigate, as detailed in the following table.
Click to hide the toolbar. To display the toolbar, click .
Note: If you have hidden the toolbar, you can also display it by going to the Main menu and clicking View, then Show 2D Toolbar.
Toggle to display or hide textures.
Toggle to display or hide stitches.
Toggle to display or hide grading for pieces.
Toggle to display or hide internal lines.
Toggle to display or hide the grain line.
Toggle to display or hide the background grid. You can configure the grid in Preferences.
2020 May Edition and newer
Toggle to display or hide guideline rulers.
For more information, refer to Guidelines.
View all pieces.
Configuring the 2D Window Display
In addition to using the 2D window toolbar options, you can further configure the 2D window display.
To configure the display:
On the Main menu, click View, then 2D Display. A menu is displayed.
Click to enable or disable the options as required.
Option If Enabled
Textures are displayed.
Stitches are always displayed.
Grading (if any) is displayed.
Internal lines are displayed.
ID of certain elements is displayed, according to those chosen under Shape Options.
Grain line direction is displayed.
Background grid is displayed.
Dimensions of pattern piece edges are displayed.
If enabled, certain guidelines are displayed, according to those chosen under Smart Guides Options. For more information, refer to Using Smart Guides.