CUSTOM PATTERN MAKER - Chapter VIII - pg 60
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  off because they are visually distracting.
  
1.2.4.   Even though the Drafting Lines are turned OFF, they will reappear on the screen every time you add a new pattern draft to the drawing screen.  If you  have MOVEd a pattern piece, the new block may overlap the old Drafting Lines, making it almost impossible to recognize which lines belong to the new block so you can use them for reference to mark the important points needed for the flat patterning process.

1.2.5.  It is recommended that you SAVE your basic blocks, with the Drafting Lines turned on and the important points marked,  in a separate drawing file before you start to do any finishing on it.  This will provide you with a clean block any time you want to use it for a new design.

1.2.6.  Also, if you move your pattern pieces around while the Drafting Lines are OFF,  the Drafting Lines lines will stay where they are.

2.  PUTTING MATCHING SYMBOLS DOTS ON THE PATTERN

    To make the marking dots SELECT the SYMBOLS-mrk MENU and then SELECT SMLDOT.  The computer will then say:
        insert Block name (or?): smldot  Insertion point:

2.1.  Point the CROSS-HAIRS to where you want the point.  Use the SNAPTO sub-commands E(ND of), INTERS(ECTION), MID(DLE POINT) or NEAR(EST) as appropriate to locate the dot accurately.  Click SELECT to place the dot.