CUSTOM PATTERN MAKER - Contents - pg iii
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  3.  C.P.M. comes with basic drawing page templates    34
3.1.  Sew1.dwt    34
3.2.  Sew1a.dwt    34
4. When the Template opens up on the screen, you should see    34
5.  SELECT A PATTERN FROM THE PATTERN POP-DOWN MENU.    35
6.  ENTERING PATTERN MEASUREMENTS    35
6.4.   WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ENTER AN INCORRECT NUMBER    36
6.   PLACING THE PATTERN PIECE ON THE SCREEN    36
7.  WHAT IF THE PATTERN LOOKS WEIRD?    36
8.  USE THE F1 KEY TO CHECK FOR ERRORS ON JUST COMPLETED COMMANDS    37
9.  SAVE THE DRAWING BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE    37
10.  Now practice EXITing the drawing.    37

CHAPTER VII  COMMANDS USED TO LABEL AND MARK PATTERNS    39
1.  DRAFTING LINES    39
1.1.  Pop-down the MODIFY menu and SELECT the Control Layers    39
1.6.  CLEARING VERTEX MARK RESIDUE.    40
1.7.  HOLES LEFT IN THE GRID    40
2.  USE OFFSET TO MAKE SEAM ALLOWANCES.     40
3.  USE PLINE TO DRAW LINES TO CREATE "CUTTING EDGES" FOR TRIMMING    42
3.1.  SELECT PLINE (think "plot line")    42
3.1.1.  The command PLINE stands for "polyline".    42
3.1.2.  You can also make a “closed” polyline object with PLINE.    42
3.1.3.  Polylines can also be drawn by entering X, Y coordinates.    42
3.1.4. PLINE includes a string of function variations.    42
3.1.4.1. Line-width    43
3.1.4.2.  The default for the string is <Endpoint of line>    43
3.1.4.3.  The option U(ndo)    43
3.1.4.4. The L(ength) option     43
3.1.4.5.  The C(lose) option     43
3.1.4.6.  The A(rc) option     44
3.2.  USE THE SNAPTO SUB-FUNCTIONS TO FIND POINTS ACCURATELY    45
4.  USE THE TRIM COMMAND    47
4.4.   ERASE THE LEFT-OVER UNWANTED SECTIONS OF SEAM LINES.     48
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5.  USE THE SYMBOLS ON THE SYMBOL MENUS FOR MARKING    48
5.4.  MARKING THE PATTERN WITH NOTCHES OR DIAMONDS    49
5.4.3.  USE EXPLODE AND EXTEND TO ESTABLISH NOTCH PLACEMENT FOR SEAM LINES    49
6.  MEASURING AND/OR GAUGING DISTANCES FOR PLACEMENT SYMBOLS    50
6.2.  USING THE GRID    50
6.3.  USING THE MEASURING TAPE    51
6.4.  THE DISTANCE COMMAND    52
6.5.  THE MEASURE COMMAND    52
6.7.   THE DIVIDE COMMAND    53
7.  USE DTEXT TO WRITE LABELS    53
7.1.   SELECTING OR CHANGING A FONT    53
7.2.3.  TEXT ALIGNMENT    54
7.2.4.  TYPING TEXT      54
7.3.  CORRECTING TEXT MISTAKES    55
7.4.  USING ROTATE TO ALIGN TEXT    55