This feature digitally replicates the pattern-making technique of slash and spread, allowing you to add or subtract fabric to or from an existing piece. For example, you might use the feature to:
Create a bell shape
Add volume to sleeves, skirts, and so on
Edit the shape of add-ons such as collars
You can use slash and spread to add or subtract single or multiple slices. Once satisfied with the slash and spread, implementing the feature sets the pattern piece to reflect the changes.
One of the most powerful aspects of the feature is that you can view the effect of slash and spread in the 3D window, allowing you to adjust and make changes as often as you want, before finally implementing the feature and setting the pattern piece.
The following image shows an example of adding a single slice.
The following image shows an example of adding multiple slices.
Slash and Spread Terms
Before using this feature, you should know and understand the terms described in the following table.
Line cut as part of the slash and spread.
Part of the piece defined by slash lines.
Where slash and spread starts.
Where slash and spread ends.
Part of the pattern piece that does not move. The slices move, relative to the anchor, according to the spread.
Distance from the point on the first slice to the nearest corner point.
Distance added between the slices.
Case where there is only one slash.
Case where there are multiple slash lines.
Note: In multiple slash cases, the number of slash lines is equal to the number of slices plus one. For example, as shown in the first image below, where there are three slices there are four slash lines.
Expand the following image to view examples of slash and slice.
Expand the following image to view examples of start, end, anchor, and spread.
For more information, refer to: