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Creating Holes and Slits

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This feature allows you to create holes and slits, for example for use with pocket zippers and as belt holes.

This topic includes the following content:

Prerequisites

  • To create a hole, there must be suitable closed internal lines entirely inside the pattern piece. To create closed internal lines inside a pattern piece, use the Insert Tool or the Pen tool.

    The following image is an example of a hole:

    Hole

  • To create a slit, there must be a suitable internal line inside the pattern piece: an open internal line touching one edge only. To create an internal line, use the Pen tool.

    The following image is an example of a slit:

    Slit

  • Here are examples of internal lines suitable and unsuitable for a slit.

    Suitable slit

    Suitable; The line touches one edge.

    Unsuitable slit

    Unsuitable; The line does not touch an edge.

    Unsuitable slits

    Unsuitable; The line touches more than one edge.

    a hole

    Unsuitable; The lines are not open internal lines.

  • Here are examples of internal lines suitable and unsuitable for a hole.

    Suitable hole

    Suitable; The lines are closed internal lines, entirely inside the pattern piece.

    Unsuitable hole

    Unsuitable; The lines are not entirely inside the pattern piece.

Creating a Hole

To create a hole:

  1. On the Main toolbar, click Select.

    Select

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

    Internal is selected

  3. In the 2D window, right-click the shape that you want to convert. A menu is displayed.

    Hole right click

  4. Click Convert to, then Hole. A hole is created.

The following image is an example of creating a hole using right-click.

Hole right click

You can also create a hole using the Context view.

To create a hole using the Context view:

  1. On the Main toolbar, click Select.

    Select

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

    Internal is selected

  3. In the 2D window, click the shape that you want to convert.

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

  5. Click Convert Internal Line to. A menu is displayed.

    Hole menu

  6. Click Hole. A hole is created.

The following image is an example of creating a hole using the Context view.

Convert to hole

You can also create a hole using the slice feature.

To create a hole using the slice feature:

  1. On the Main toolbar, click Select.

    Select

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

    Internal is selected

  3. In the 2D window, click the shape that you want to convert.

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

    Context view

  5. Click Slice. A message is displayed.

    create holes

  6. Click Yes. A hole is created.

The following image is an example of creating a hole using the slice feature.

Slice to hole

For more information, refer to Slicing a Piece

You can also create a hole from a diamond dart.

To create a hole using a diamond dart:

  1. Create a diamond dart inside the garment piece. For more information, refer to Adding a Diamond Dart.

  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, click the diamond dart that you want to convert.

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

    Diamond to hole

  6. Click Convert to Hole. A hole is created.

The following image is an example of creating a hole from a diamond dart.

Diamond to hole

Naming a Hole

A hole is given a name automatically after it is created. The name of the hole appears at the top of the Context view. You can give the hole a different name.

To name and rename a hole:

  1. On the Main toolbar, click Select.

    Select

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

    Internal is selected

  3. In the 2D window, click the hole that you want to name.

  4. At the top of the Context view, next to the hole name, click . A space to edit the name appears.

    Hole name

  5. Type in the name as desired. Press return.

To adjust the alignment of the hole, use the alignment tools.

Deleting a Hole

To delete a hole:

  1. On the Main toolbar, click Select.

    Select

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

    Internal is selected

  3. In the 2D window, select the hole that you want to delete.

  4. On the keyboard, press Delete. The hole is deleted.

You can also delete a hole by converting it back to internal lines.

To convert a hole to internal lines:

  1. On the Main toolbar, click Select.

    Select

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

    Internal

  3. In the 2D window, click the hole that you want to convert.

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

    Actions

  5. Click Convert to Internal Line. The hole is converted back to internal lines.

The following image is an example of converting a hole to an internal line.

Hole to line

Hiding and Showing Holes

You can show and hide holes inside a pattern piece using the symmetry feature.

To show or hide holes:

  1. Create a hole inside a symmetrical pattern piece. For more information, refer to Creating a Hole. Another hole is automatically created symmetrical to the original hole.

    Symmetrical hole

  2. In the Resource tabs, make sure 2D is selected. A list of all the pieces is displayed.

    Pieces

  3. Click the piece in which you created the holes. The holes display as separate items inside the pattern piece.

    Hole item

  4. Select the hole that you want to work with. The hole that you click is highlighted.

  5. In the Context view, make sure Piece is selected.

    Piece

  6. Go to the Context view. Under Line Properties, click Symmetry.

    Line properties

    The hole that you did not choose is hidden and does not display in the 2D window and the Resources tabs.

    Hidden hole

  7. To display both holes, click Symmetry again.

Creating a Slit

To create a slit:

  1. On the Main toolbar, click Select.

    Select

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

    Internal is selected

  3. In the 2D window, right-click the internal line that you want to convert. A menu is displayed.

    Right click slit

  4. Click Convert to, then Slit. A slit is created.

The following image is an example of creating a slit using right-click.

Right clisk slist

You can also create a slit using the Context view.

To create a slit using the Context View:

  1. On the Main toolbar, click Select.

    Select

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

    Internal is selected

  3. In the 2D window, click the internal line that you want to convert.

  4. Go to the Context view, under Actions.

  5. Click Convert Internal Line to. A menu is displayed.

    Convert to slit

  6. Click Slit. A slit is created.

The following image is an example of creating a slit using the Context view.

Convert to slit

You can also create a slit using the slice feature.

To create a slit using the slice feature:

  1. On the Main toolbar, click Select.

    Select

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

    Internal is selected

  3. In the 2D window, click the internal line that you want to convert.

  4. Go to the Context view, under Actions.

    s Context view

  5. Click Slice. A message is displayed.

    Slit prompt

  6. Click Yes. A slit is created.

The following image is an example of creating a slit using the slice feature.

Slice slit

For more information, refer to Slicing a Piece.

Multiple Selection for Slicing

You can create multiple holes and slits at once by multi selecting lines and then using the slice feature.

Prerequisites

  1. Create closed lines and a line that touches only a single edge, entirely inside a pattern piece.

    Internal lines

  2. Create closed lines and a line that touches only a single edge that overlap each other, entirely inside a pattern piece.

    Internal lines

To create holes and slits using slice with multiple lines:

  1. In the 2D window, multi select the lines that you want to convert while holding the Shift key.

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

    Context view

  3. Select Slice. A message is displayed.

    Create holes and slits

  4. Click Yes. Holes and slits are created.

For more information, refer to Slicing a Piece.

Seam Material For Holes and Slits

Converting internal lines with a seam texture to a hole or a slit automatically assigns that seam material to the edges of the hole or slit created and the other way around. Converting a hole or a slit with seam materials to an internal line automatically assigns the seam material to the internal line.

The following image is an example of an internal line with seam texture assigned.

Line seam texture

The following image is an example of the seam texture automatically assigned to the slit.

Slit seam texture

The following image is an example of closed internal lines with a seam texture assigned.

Shape seam texture

The following image is an example of a seam texture automatically assigned to the hole.

Hole seam texture

The following image is an example of a seam texture automatically assigned to the hole.

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