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  mechanically accurate point.  SELECT the SNAPTO sub-command INTERS(ECTION) and click ENTER or END(OF) and click ENTER as is appropriate to the specific pattern piece.  Place the CROSS-HAIRS on the pivot point and click the SELECT button.  The computer will now say:
         <rotation point>/ reference:

8.2.3.  It is possible to type the number of an angle and ENTER to pivot the pattern piece.  (For example= 10(degrees) or -30(degrees).)  However, most flat pattern manipulation depends on visual reference.

    Move the CROSS-HAIRS away from the BASE POINT and you will see a line form between the CROSS-HAIRS and the BASE POINT.  This line acts as a "lever" or "handle" with which to pivot the pattern piece.  The longer the line, the slower the piece will ROTATE around the pivot point in relation to the distance you move the cursor, so it is to you advantage to move the CROSS-HAIRS as far away from the pivot point as possible.
    You will see a "ghost" pattern pivot as you move and when you stop moving, you will see a ghost line pattern piece in its new position.  Once the pattern is where you want it, click SELECT.  The pattern piece will turn back to solid lines and the ROTATE command is complete.  When you are pivoting for the purpose of turning the original single dart on the basic block into a continuous shaping seam, ROTATE the piece all the way to the side of the dart which will become the opposing seam line on the other piece in order to locate and draw the matching points.  

8.3.  After drawing the matching points, ROTATE the pattern section back to the correct position which divides the dart fullness into appropriate increments.  This will automatically place the pattern piece in the proper position in relation to the fabric grain.  (The grid indicates the grain of the fabric with the vertical of the screen being straight grain..)


    The command SNAP which appear on the OPTIONS MENU that is accessed from the MAIN SEW MENU, causes the CROSS-HAIRS to move in fixed increments vertically and horizontally.  You can set this distance to match exactly the GRID size you have put on the screen or to be larger or smaller than the GRID.  If you need to spread vertically or horizontally a specific distance you can ensure accuracy by turning on the SNAP function and setting the distance before you begin to move.  This function is also clearly useful if you have a number of pieces or marking points that need to move or be placed at equal distances.


    Another function command, ORTHOGRAPHIC, is also found on the OPTIONS MENU.  When this command is turned ON the movement of the CROSS-HAIRS is restricted to exactly vertical or horizontal from the first point SELECTed at the beginning of a command such as PLINE