Sewist Pattern Designer Manual
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Introduction

You have decided to try out Sewist online pattern designer - an excellent choice! Sewist is the #1 full scale parametric online pattern drafting software. Sewist lets you create any patterns, use size tables for a vast range of sizes, grade your patterns automatically with a click of a mouse, and ...

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Introduction
Sewist pattern drafting language

Sewist CAD uses a special pattern drafting language, that is tuned to the needs of a pattern designer. It as simple and intuitive as possible, and lets you create projects of whatever complexity.

Sewist pattern drafting language
Creating a new pattern

Three parts of the software window. Pattern name and alias.

pattern name
pattern alias
creating pattern
pattern categories
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Creating a new pattern
Advanced settings of a pattern - privacy, templates, hiding code.

In this article we explain how you can organise your library, create templates, make patterns visible to yourself only, or share pattern with others if you desire to do so - either showing the code, or just making your pattern available as a template while leaving the code private.

private
public
hide code
template
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Advanced settings of a pattern - privacy, templates, hiding code.
Selecting size group and size measurements

Drafting patterns for women, men, girls, boys and babies. Changing sizes and size groups within the software. The size constants sz1-sz122.

size group
sizes
size measurements
sz
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Selecting size group and size measurements
Point(x,y). Referring to size measurements.

Placing points - the command point and several examples of pattern drafts.

point
sz
Point(x,y). Referring to size measurements.
Apply(point,distance,angle). Length of imaginary line [point1:point2].l

Let's change some of the point commands from the last tutorial to apply commands. We shall also use imaginary lines between two points for some of the calculations.

point
apply
imaginary line
length property
sz
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Apply(point,distance,angle). Length of imaginary line [point1:point2].l
Meet(point,angle,point,angle). Using variables.

Using command "meet" for placing points.

meet
point
apply
imaginary line
length property
sz
variables
.l
Meet(point,angle,point,angle). Using variables.
Organising your code. Using variables and comments.

Before we dive into the actual drafting, let's make some calculations and organize them so that we can easily adapt our pattern to different needs.

comments
variables
Organising your code. Using variables and comments.
Choosing names for points and objects

Another idea on how you make your pattern draft more readable and easier to manage.

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variables
apply
meet
Choosing names for points and objects