The available pen tool options display on the Horizontal contextual menu.
The options are described in the following table.
Enable to allow you to edit points on a line.
Enable to allow you to draw lines to be part of a piece.
Enable to allow you to draw internal lines.
If Pieces and Internal are both selected, the pen tool behavior depends on where you start drawing. If you draw outside of any piece, the pen tool assumes you are drawing a line as part of a shape. If you draw inside a piece, the pen tool assumes you are drawing an internal line.
Enable to draw a line in a piece with symmetry, when you want the line to be duplicated according to the symmetry of the piece. You can only enable this option if the piece being drawn on has symmetry.
For example, the left and right sides of the piece shown in the following image are symmetrical. If you enable symmetry, when you draw a line on one side of the piece, it is automatically duplicated on the other side.
Left and right sides are symmetrical:
Line drawn on one side with symmetry enabled:
Line drawn on one side with symmetry disabled:
Enable to allow you to draw a line in the 3D window from one piece to another piece to which it is stitched. For example, you might use this option to draw a line that loops round from the front to the back of the garment and back to the front again.
Select which of the options you want the tool to snap to: Point, Edge, Center, Grid, and Guideline.
Snap to Guideline is available in 2020 May Edition and newer.
To add a point to a center:
The following image shows this feature in action.
Enable to allow you to select and slide points using the pen tool. You must also select Edit Points.
Enable to use magnetic trace. For more information, refer to Pen Tool Magnetic Trace.
Only available if Internal is enabled.