CUSTOM PATTERN MAKER - Chapter V - pg 30
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  ADDITIONAL NOTE: Working with the 48" length allows the pattern drawings to appear on the screen in a reasonable size.  Working with a longer length reduces the size of the full page image so that you can have the page showing fully on the screen while you are working with pattern layout.  C.P.M. was designed to automatically draw the patterns so they appear on the screen with the straight-grain aligned vertically.  You can ROTATE patterns after they have been drawn if you prefer to work with them horizontally.  It is possible to tell the plotter to ROTATE  the image when plotting.

10.  Step 6: Title Block: is optional.   This option is used primarily for blueprint type drawings. Since a pattern ineveitably ends up cut up into pieces, having a title block neatly appearing on a corner of the printed out page is a surpufulous luxury.  

10.1.  To make a title block you would simply do a drawing in C.P.M. with the desired layout of rectangles and text and SAVE it to the SUPPORT folder as titleblock.dwg. Make sure that your drawing area is the same size as the title block.

10.2.  On the Step 6: Title Block: menu window in the Advanced Wizard, CLICK the Add button. This pops up the Select the Title Block menu window.  Here you can either SELECT the file through the traditional BROWSE method or FIND the file through a pop-up SEARCH menu window. Either way, you will end up with the name of the file in the Title Block File Name: window. The Title Block Description: window allows you to further identify the Title Block, a useful function if you have more than one.  Additionally, a preview of the block will display in the window on the right.

11.  Step 7: Layout is an option  that you are unlikely to use.  It is designed to make the drafting process more streamlined for people working on blueprint formats that have ornate frames in their format surrounding the actual drawing, or large complex floor plans in which separate areas need to be isolated for working on or printing. SELECT the No option.

12. CLICK the DONE button at the bottom right of the menu window.


13.1.  Now set up the GRID. SELECT Grid# from the OPTIONS pop-down menu. The computer say in the white dialogue area at the bottom of the screen:
        ‘_Grid spacing (X) or ON/OFF/Snap/Aspect <0>:
        TYPE 1/2" or .5 and ENTER
If a number appears in the '< >'s (brackets), it indicates that the "grid spacing" is already set for that number.  If it is the number you want, just TYPE ENTER to accept the "default" number.  If you want a different number, TYPE that number and ENTER.
    You will see a "grid" of dots appear on the screen within the line frame.  Any fractional amount smaller than 1/2 will not appear on the screen when all of the drawing is in view.  In such a case the computer will tell you, at the bottom of the screen: grid to dense to display.

13.2. The grid is a very useful measurement tool for judging distances or moving in fixed increments during much of the patterning operation.  You may decide at times that you would like it in smaller increments when you are working on small details.  In such cases,