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  UCS stands for User Coordinate System. It is important that you remember at all times that the computer is tracking vertex points in terms of their X, Y position on the drawing screen. There are times when you may want to draw a shape using the X, Y coordinates to SELECT the vertex points.  The X points are horizontal and the Y point are vertical on the drawing screen.  If the UCS icon becomes visually annoying you can turn it off. Pop-down the OPTIONS menu and click on UCS icon and the click ON on the fly-out menu. This command is a “toggle switch” style command: there is a check mark next to the word ON when the command is on and no check mark when the command is off.


    4.1.  You will see the PATTERNS MENU appear.  SELECT the pattern block you desire.
4.2.  If the pattern block is made up of a front and back piece you will get a fly-out menu.  SELECT FRONT or BACK as you desire.


    You will see a "slide" appear on the screen showing a prototype of the pattern.  At the bottom of the screen, in the dialogue area, the computer will ask you for measurements.  All the pattern drawings have been entered into the computer with standard size 10 measurements taken from a Butterick fit-pattern and these appear as the "default" measurement in < >s.
(example: <16.25>) If the measurement you desire is the same as the one in < >s TYPE ENTER and the computer will use that "default" number.  If you desire a different measurement TYPE the numbers and then ENTER.

6.1.  The computer will accept measurements in either decimals or in standard fractions.  You may ENTER one measurement in decimals and the next in fractions (ie: .25 or 1/2).
You will probably find that you can ENTER decimals faster than the standard fractions.

6.1.1.  When you type in a number with a fraction you need to use a - (dash) to separate the whole number and the fraction. (example: 14-1/2)

6.1.2.  The measurement list also indicates the amount of ease that is automatically added to the pattern at the particular measurement position.  It is listed as in parenthesis = (e=.5)

6.2.  Every time you ENTER a measurement, the computer will accept the measurement that appears on the bottom of the list in the "dialogue" area at the bottom of the screen.  A new measurement request will appear at the bottom of the list.

6.3.  If you make an error when TYPEing in a number, all you need to do is BACKSPACE and reTYPE.