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Sliding a Line

You can use the Slide option on a pattern piece edge, to alter pattern pieces while maintaining edge angles.

To use the Slide option on a pattern piece edge.

  1. On the Main toolbar, click Select.

  2. On the Horizontal contextual menu, ensure Edit Points and Slide are selected.

  3. In the 2D window, click the pattern piece edge, away from any points, and drag. A dotted line appears showing the new shape.

Expand the following image to view an example of using the Slide option on an edge.

Slide option on an edge - 2D window

Using the Slide Option in the Context View

You can also use the Slide option on a pattern piece edge, in the Context view.

To use the Slide option in the Context view:

  1. On the Main toolbar, click Select.

  2. On the Horizontal contextual menu, ensure Edit Points and Slide are selected.

  3. In the 2D window, click the pattern piece edge.

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

  5. At Distance, type the desired value. Negative values shorten the pattern piece, and positive values lengthen the pattern piece.

Expand the following image to view an example of using the Slide option on an edge, in the Context view.

Slide option on an edge - Context view

 

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