CUSTOM PATTERN MAKER - Chapter VIII - pg 74
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  another pattern piece, click ENTER.

13.3.  After you have used EXPLODE to turn the lines that you need to remove into single lines, ERASE the ones that you  do not want.



14.   JOINING EXPLODED CURVED LINES BACK TOGETHER WITH PEDIT COMMAND

    Use PLINE to fill in the gaps between seam segments.  Select the first point using the SNAPTO sub-command END(OF) and then place the CROSS-HAIRS on the end of the seam line on one side of the gap.  Use the SNAPTO sub-command END(OF) and place the cross-hair on the end of the seam line on the other side of the gap.

NOTE:  All the curve lines are made up of many short little "dashes" of lines, so the EXPLODE commands causes necklines, armholes and other curves to become many tiny segments.  The easiest way to connect them back together is use a W(INDOW) to select the entire curve when using J(OIN) under the PEDIT command (further description of PEDIT to follow in section 11)

14.1.  If the seam line filling in the gap needs to be curved, approximate the curve by PLINEing the line in short segments across the gap between the pattern segments.  Then use FIT CURVE or SPLINE under the PEDIT command (see section 11.3.) to smooth the curve line.

14.3.  It is possible to use XARC in the same manner.  Use SNAPTO E(ND OF) for the "end" points.  You may find that you will need to experiment a little to find the correct placement of the corner point to achieve the desired curve.  Once you have had a little experience, you will find that you can guess correctly most of the time.

14.4.  It is likely that you will have an abrupt angle(s) in the seam(s) you have rotated on.  You will need to smooth these into curves.   Use XARC and the same procedure that was used to smooth out the bust point.



15.  USE THE PEDIT COMMAND TO JOIN ALL THE PATTERN SEGMENTS TOGETHER

    After you have created all your seam lines as you desire them to appear, you need to use the command PEDIT to join all the segments into a continuous seam line.  PEDIT (stands for Polyline edit) is a command that has a long string and sub-string of command functions.  It has it's own sub-menu in C.P.M. under PEDIT under the EDIT MENU.  The sub-function you will use the most is J(OIN).
SELECT PEDIT. The computer will say
  Select polyline:

15.1.  Select any line on the seam line with the cursor "pick box".  If the computer sees this line as a single segment it will say: