CUSTOM PATTERN MAKER - Chapter VIII - pg 61
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3.  DELETE THE Drafting Lines LINES BEFORE CUTTING

After you have SAVEd the basic draft, delete the Drafting Lines by SELECTing draft delete.   You  will see the screen flash and blink a lot and when it finally stops all that will be left is the pattern, the drawing page frame lines and the marked points.   AS a “fail-safe”, SAVE the version of the pattern with the drafting lines DELETEd as a different “version” of the file  (Example: sew1b.dwg). This way you will always have the original file with the Drafting Lines if you should need them.


4.  CUT(TING) (SLASHING) A PATTERN PIECE

    To "slash" a pattern for spreading, rotating darts or turning darts into seams, first draw a line through the pattern where you want to cut it.  A CUT LINE must be a continuous line that touches a CLOSED pattern seam line in two places.  The CUT command will  not work if the CUT LINE extends out side the pattern.  (If you find yourself in this case, TRIM the tails OFF.)


4.1.  PLINE (DRAWING) A CUTTING (SLASH) LINE

    SELECT PLINE from the PLINE fly-out menu on the DRAW pop-down menu. The computer "command prompt" on the screen should say:
        First point:

4.1.1.  The command PLINE stands for "polyline".  It will probably be easier to remember this command if you think of it as standing for "PLOT LINE".  This allows you to create a line (or shape) made up of segments of straight lines.
    This command will also make single lines made up of 2 or more points.  You