Adding a Pleat
You can use the Pleats/Darts feature to add a pleat to your garment.
To add a pleat:
On the Main toolbar, click Insert.
On the Horizontal contextual menu, click .
In the 2D window, click the edge you want to add the pleat to. The default pleat is displayed, extending across the piece, perpendicular to the edge you clicked.
For example, the following image shows a piece and where the user clicks.
And this image shows how the pleat is inserted.
The pleat is displayed with the following:
marks where the pleat fold is.
marks the depth of the pleat inside the edge.
marks the width of the pleat.
Edit the pleat as required:
If you want to reposition a pleat through a corner point on the edge of a piece, you must first turn the corner point off.
To turn the corner point off:
In the 2D window, click the point.
Go to the Context view.
In the Point Properties section, clear Corner Point.
On the Horizontal contextual menu, ensure Edit Points is selected.
In the 2D window:
Drag to move the pleat fold.
Drag to widen or narrow the pleat.
Drag to move the pleat so it does not extend the full length or width of the piece.
For more precise configuration of the pleat:
In the 2D window, click one of the pleat points (, , or ). In the Context view, Transformations and Draping Options are displayed.
Type in the values you want for the pleat properties. Click Align to Start to reset so that it is perpendicular to .
Save the file: on the Main toolbar, click .
Pleat/Dart is only a combined function on older versions of Vstitcher.