CUSTOM PATTERN MAKER - Chapter VIII - pg 72
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  NOTE:  AutoCAD® is a VERTEX BASED drawing program.  It thinks of a line as an "entity" which exists between to points (VERTEX), rather than a sequence of dots, if it has been created by LINE or PLINE commands.  Therefore, it is necessary to totally frame the start and end points of each line that composes the drawing in order to successfully "SELECT" all of it.  If you find yourself in a situation where it is impossible to contain the entire drawing in a W(INDOW) frame without also including part of a neighbor drawing, keep this in mind.  As long as you do not include both the start and end points (VERTEX) of lines that compose the neighboring drawing,  the computer will not select it with the W(INDOW) frame.

11.1.3.  Once the W(INDOW) completely surrounds the pattern piece, click the SELECT button.  The pattern, all the lines and SMLDOTS will turn into dotted lines.  The computer will say:
            Select objects: # objects selected, # objects found
            Select objects:
(the computer will tell you the # of objects -- this depends on how many dots you have added and/or how many pattern pieces you are dealing with).

NOTE:  The change to dotted lines is a visual aid provided by AutoCAD® so you can be sure that the computer has registered all the "entities" you have SELECTed.  Lines that do not turn into dotted lines have not been registered by the computer.  (Usually, it is human error that causes computers to seem to function irrationally but, some times computers do strange things due to both perceived and unperceived electrical energy fluctuations and /or the way the individual computer is set up to process information.)  If not all the desired lines have turned dotted, indicating that they have been SELECTed, there are two options.  You can UNDO the W(INDOW) command and try it again. -OR-  The computer command prompt will still be asking for you to make SELECTions, so just continue to SELECT the "missed" lines individually with the cursor "pick-box" or another W(INDOW).


11.2.  Click ENTER to end SELECT.  The computer will now say:
        Base point or displacement:

11.3.  The BASE POINT acts as a "handle" point.  Essentially, the CROSS-HAIRS will stick to the pattern piece where ever you put it and CLICK SELECT. Then, when you move the CROSS-HAIRS, the pattern piece will move with the CROSS-HAIRS.  You will see a "ghost" of the pattern following the CROSS-HAIRS.  The computer will say:
           Second point of displacement:

11.4.  Once you have the pattern moved to the desired new position, click SELECT.  You will see the pattern turn back into solid lines.


12.  USING THE XARC COMMAND TO ROUND OF CORNERS OF THE BUST

    If you are turning dart positions into seam lines, you will need to "round off the points" in the seams.  Begin by ZOOMing in on the mid 1/3 of the pattern with the bust line centered.  Use a W(indow).

12.1.  Next round off the bust point.  SELECT the XARC command under the EDIT MENU