CUSTOM PATTERN MAKER - Contents - pg ii
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  6. THE ON-SCREEN COMMAND DIALOGUE AREA    17
7. REPEATING COMMANDS    18
8. SEQUENTIAL COMMAND STRINGS    18
9. CANCELING  A COMMAND    19
10. UNDOing A MISTAKE    19
11. REDO (also under the EDIT menu) lets you go back one command step    19
12. ZOOM    19
12.1.  ZOOM WINDOW allows you to select the part of the drawing you want to ZOOM in on     19
12.2. ZOOM PREVIOUS will return to the screen image immediately previous.    20
12.3. ZOOM ALL causes the viewing screen to ZOOM to display every element in the drawing      20
12.4. ZOOM EXTENTS frames the full pattern image in the on-screen window.    20
12.5.   2.5X, 3X, 6X, and 12X each activate ZOOMs that magnify by the number's power.    20
13.  The WINDOW utility function is used often as a selection tool    21
14. PANning ACROSS A DRAWING    21
14.1.  The REALTIME PAN command    22
14.2. The POINT PAN command    22
15. REGENerate    22
15.2.  ECHO ON and ECHO OFF    22
16.  REDRAW    23
17. BLOCKS    23
17.1. For example:  PLINE an X.  Then SELECT Create Block     24
17.2.  To INSERT a BLOCK that is already in the drawing’s data base    24
17.3. To INSERT another pattern drawing     24
18. PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM "LOSING" DRAWINGS    24
18.4.  The SAVE and the SAVE AS     25
18.6. C.P.M. also automatically creates a BACK UP file    27
19.  CONVENTIONS FOR NAMING FILES.    28

CHAPTER V  CREATING A BASIC DRAWING PAGE TEMPLATE FOR YOUR PLOTTER FORMAT    29
1. Start C.P.M..    29
2. SELECT the Advanced Setup Wizard.     29
4.  SELECT the measurement unit you wish to use.    29
5.  Next CLICK the Step 2: Angle TAB    29
6.  CLICK on the Step 3: Angle Measure TAB    29
8.  CLICK on the Step 4: Angle Direction TAB    29
9.  CLICK on the Step 5: Area TAB    29
10.  Step 6: Title Block: is optional.    30
11.  Step 7: Layout is an option    30
13.  GRID SETUP AND SIZING    30
14. SAVE the new drawing as a TEMPLATE.    31
15.  To OPEN and use the Template you have made    31

CHAPTER VI  MAKING A BASIC PATTERN USING C.P.M.    32

A QUICK OUTLINE OF THE BASIC BLOCK DRAFTING PROCESS    33
1.  STARTING UP THE C.P.M. PROGRAM :    34
2. The main C.P.M. drawing frame    34